Christopher Apap, Department of English, Oakland University, will present the lecture "'A beautiful contrast': Catharine Maria Sedgwick and the Sectional Picturesque" at 4:30 pm pm January 28 in 210 McKenna Hall.
Christopher Apap received his PhD in comparative literature from New York University. His research concentrates on national self-definition in the early republic, focusing on the tension between local, national, and transnational identification. His book manuscript, The Genius of Place: Shaping Section and Navigating Nation in Early America, develops a broad geographical survey of early American literature that demonstrates the vital contributions that regional literatures made to the national imagination before the Civil War. Apap’s articles have appeared in American Literary Study, Early American Literature, and the Journal of the Early Republic.