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In the Fall 2001 semester, we began to sponsor a series of talks by faculty members about their current research and interests, in the hopes that students and other faculty may make connections with that research and those interests.
These discussion sessions have been quite successful, giving students and faculty a valuable opportunity to discuss literature and research outside of the classroom.
We also serve refreshments after each discussion to promote a relaxed, social atmosphere for further conversation.
If you are interested in giving a faculty research talk, please send an e-mail to Rachel Chlebowski at chlebor1.
Spring 2013 Faculty Research Talks
*All talks will be held in Bliss 228.
|Dr. Lisa Ortiz||Thursday, March 7, 11:30am|
|on her book about women’s autobiographic literature in Latin American dictatorships|
|Prof. Michael Robertson||Thursday, March 28, 11:30am|
|on The Last Utopians, his book about four late-19th century writers|
|Dr. Cassandra Jackson||Thursday, April 4, 11:30am|
|on Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig and a controversial memorial sculpture honoring the book|
Previous Faculty Research Talks
|Prof. Mary Lynn Hopps||“Gendered Violence”|
|Prof. Donna Shaw||“Essential New Technology in Journalism”|
|Dr. Robert Cole||“Bob Cole’s 3-Dot Column”|
|Dr. Cassandra Jackson||“Body Language: Reading Race in American Photography”|
|Dr. Lisa Ortiz||“There Seems to be a Genre Missing: When Anthropology Meets Autobiography”|
|Dr. Emily Meixner||“(Why) Are we still playing ‘Smear the Queer’?: Sexuality, Safety and the English Classroom”|
|Dr. Ellen Friedman||“Kathy Acker and the Art of Plagiarism”|
|Dr. Lawrence McCauley||“Tales of Empire, Spectacles of Savagery: Victorian Constructions of East and West”|
|Prof. Michael Robertson||“Reading Walt Whitman with an English Accent”|
|Dr. Felicia Steele||“Tolkien and Old English: The Language of The Lord of the Rings”|
|Prof. Kim Pearson||“The Souls of Black Folk at 100″|
|Dr. Glenn Steinberg||“Towards an Aesthetics of Literary Influence”|
|Dr. David Venturo||“The Rise of Augustanism in Restoration England”|
|Dr. David Blake||“On Poetry and Celebrity: The Case of Walt Whitman”|
|Dr. Juda Bennett||“Passing in Literature”|
|Dr. Jo Carney||“Renaissance Chicks Go to Hollywood”|
|Dr. Harriet Hustis||“Male Hysteria”|
|Dr. Michele Tarter||“Entering the Red Zone: Women in Prison who Connect through Literature”|