Professor Trask will be giving a lecture that gives us new ways to understand the politics of cults in the 1970s and, in their uptake in the fictions of William S. Burroughs and Robert Coover, new ways to understand their place in twentieth century American literature.
Michael Trask is Guy M. Davenport professor of English at the University of Kentucky where he writes and teaches on twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture, Queer Theory, and Feminism. His latest book, Camp Sites: Sex, Politics, and Academic Style in Postwar Culture, came out with Stanford University Press in 2013.
This talk is sponsored by the Notre Dame Americanist Seminar. Please contact Nan Z. Da with inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.