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"Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution, 1770-1820"
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

FBH, Faculty Lounge

Please join us this Friday, November 13, at 3 pm in the faculty lounge as Emma Stapely returns from UC Riverside to defend her dissertation. We'll have an hour of public discussion first, then an hour with the committee, followed at 5 by celebration.

Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution, 1770-1820

This project examines accounts of the American Revolutionary war circulating in the decades after its official conclusion that destabilize its narrativization as a war of national origins. Reading materials from across the Anglophone Atlantic world that reflect on the war as an occasion of loss, I argue for a reconsideration of literary and visual forms -- allegories, anthologies, tragedies, and petitions -- as sites of insurgent potential that broaden our available vocabularies for describing revolutionary experiences of time, politics, and subjectivity.