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English Lecture Series

2013-2014 Lecture Series


Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

An artist and filmmaker living and working in San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Santiago Munoz will screen and discuss recent and current work
and its focus on the relationship between landscape, history, and ideology.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Downey 113

2012-2013 Lecture Series

Trumpener Lecture

Katie Trumpener,
Professor of Comparative Literature and English,
Yale University

Modernism in the Nursery, Modernism in the Park
Picturing Early Childhood in London and Paris

A lecture on the way in which changing practices of childrearing
in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries
and the different childrearing cultures of Paris and London
appeared in visual and literary art.

bruce robbins lecture

Bruce Robbins,
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities,
Columbia University

How to Describe the System to Its Beneficiaries
















2011-2012 Lecture Series

Eng Lecture Poster

David Eng, Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania


This lecture traces the concept of reparation from John Locke to Melanie Klein to twentieth century Asia in order to better understand the social and psychic limits of repairing war, violence, colonialism and genocide.

Festa Lecture Poster

Lynn Festa, Associate Director of Graduate Program
and Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University

STRIKING THINGS: A Lecture on 18th Century Literature

What do things do in 18th-century novels? Often they supplant people. Focusing on the delegation of human agency to material objects in the practical jokes and scenes of mock and real warfare so prominently featured in the mid-century comic novel, this talk explores the questions of causality, responsibility, and intention that emerge from having things act in our stead.

2010-2011 Lecture Series

Baucom Lecture Poster

Ian Baucom, Professor of English and
Director of the Franklin
Humanities Institute,
Duke University

Republicanism, Empire, and the Archives of the Atlantic

Ian Baucom is the author of Specters of the
Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of
History, which traces the history and destiny of modernity
through an extended study of the Zong massacre of 1781,
when the captain of the Liverpool slave ship Zong ordered
133 slaves thrown overboard to enable the ship’s owners
to file an insurance claim for lost cargo.

Kim Lecture Poster

Daniel Y. Kim, Associate Professor, Department of English,
Brown University

BLACK KOREA, 1950-53
African Americans and the Conflict in Korea

This lecture is part of Professor Kim’s current book project,
The Korean War in Color, which examines representations of the Korean War
in an interracial and transnational framework.