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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lecture: Peter Middleton

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Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

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The English Department is pleased co-sponsor the 2015 Reilly Center Lecture by Peter Middleton of the University of Southampton. The lecture, titled "Genetic Conditions at the Frontiers of Science and Metaphysics: Epigenetics and Literature," will take place Thursday, January 15, at 5:00 pm in 140 DeBartolo Hall.…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lecture: Jarvis McInnis

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Location: 112-114 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Jarvis McInnis of Columbia University entitled "Aestheticizing Labor, Performing Diaspora: Zora Neale Hurston and the Scene of the Work Camp," Thursday, January 22, at 5:00 pm in 112-114 McKenna Hall.

Jarvis C. McInnis, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he studies African-American and African Diaspora literature and culture. He is completing his dissertation, “Mapping the Global Black South: Aesthetics, Labor and Diaspora.” He has served as a composition instructor and chief academic officer for the W. E. B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. Currently he is an assistant to the editor for Callaloo

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Lecture: Mark Sanders

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Mark Sanders of Emory University entitled "'being comes to ardent things': The Poetics and Politics of Change in the Poetry of Anne Spencer," Monday, January 26, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall.

Mark A. Sanders is Professor of African American Studies and English at Emory University. He specializes in early twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture, more specifically, the connections between "mainstream" American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. His research interests also include American and African American poetics, race theory, the African American novel, African American autobiography, and Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latino literature and culture. Professor Sanders teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century African American literature and culture, exploring issues of racial and cultural identity, citizenship, and freedom. He also teaches courses on Afro-Cuban literature and culture of the colonial, republican, and revolutionary eras. …

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lecture: Christopher Freeburg

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Christopher Freeburg of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, entitled "Richard Wright and the Locked-in Life," Friday, January 30, at 3:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Christopher Freeburg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his master's from Stanford University. His research interests include American and African American Literature, the idea of black culture, the American novel after 1850, slavery in the Atlantic world, and media aesthetics. His work has appeared in journals such as American Literature

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