AMERICAN LITERATURE SEMINAR, 2012-2013
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Spring 2013 Schedule
January 30th; 5:30 pm, FBH 224
Evie Shockley, Rutgers University -- New Brunswick, Dept. of English
"Colorblind(ed): Visuality, Texuality, and Slavery in Rita Dove's and George Elliott Clarke's Verse Plays."
February 20th; 5 pm, FBH 231
Kyla Tompkins, Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies, Pomona College
"Eat, Sex, Race" <Please e-mail lsod @ sas.upenn.edu for a copy of the reading>
March 12th; 4:30 pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)
Edlie Wong, University of Maryland -- College Park, Dept. of English
"In a Future Tense: Immigration Law, Counterfactual Histories, and Chinese Invasion"
April 4th; 4:30 pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)
Sunny Yang, PhD Candidate, English, Penn
April 10th; 5:30 pm, FBH Faculty Lounge
Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Penn
Work-in-Progress: "Across Distances Without Recognition: Susceptibility, Immunity, and the Dilemma of Speculative Agency in A Mercy."
Fall 2012 Archive
Wednesday, Sept. 26th; 6pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)
Food and wine will be provided. All are welcome!
**Thursday, Oct. 4th; 4pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)**
Nico Slate, Carnegie Mellon, Dept. of History
Book talk for his recent publication, Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India
Co-Sponsored with Latitudes
Wednesday, Oct. 17th; 6pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)
Jessica Lewis-Turner, Temple University, Dept. of English
Work in Progress: Excerpt from "American Hermaphrodite: Fantasies of Sexual Intersection in the Long Nineteenth Century"
**Thursday, Oct. 25th; 5:30pm, Penn Bookstore**
Salamishah Tillet, University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies
Book Talk for her recent publication, Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post Civil-Rights Imagination
Wednesday, Nov. 14th; 6pm, FBH 330 (Grad Lounge)
Kate Huber, Temple University, Dept. of English
Work in Progress: Exceprt from "Translating Foreign Relations: Language Encounters in Cooper, Melville, and Twain"