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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lecture: Eve Dunbar

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Eve Dunbar of Vassar College, entitled "Monstrous Work: Zora Neale Hurston, Zombies, and the Art of Critique," Thursday, February 5, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Eve Dunbar is Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. She received her PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes African American literature and cultural expression, black feminism, and theories of black diaspora. Professor Dunbar is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lecture: Cristina Rodriguez

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Location: Morris Inn Private Dining Room

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Cristina Rodriguez of UC Irvine Tuesday, February 10, at 5:00 pm in the Morris Inn Private Dining Room. A reception will follow.

Cristina Rodriguez is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include Chicano and Latin literature, multi-ethnic American literature, and American studies. Rodriguez’s dissertation, “Find Yourself Here: Neighborhood Logics in Twenty-First Century Chicano and Latino Literature,” argues that since transmigrants often form profound connections to place, a nuanced account of transmigrant subjectivity can be developed through analyzing innovative fiction by migrants who describe their own neighborhoods. The authors studied use their own hometowns as both setting and stylistic inspiration, deploying various formal techniques to mirror the fictional location to the real one, thus literarily enacting the neighborhood.…

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Lecture: Renee Hudson

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Renee Hudson of UCLA, "Invented Filiations: Junot Díaz's Revolutionary Bildungsroman," Monday, February 16, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Renee Hudson is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, "Revolutionary 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lecture: Long Le-Khac

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Long Le-Khac of Stanford University, "Transnarrative Communities and the Aesthetics of Stereotype," Thursday, February 19, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Long Le-Khac is a doctoral candidate in English at Stanford University. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Long taught English at Lee High School in southwest Houston. While there he built strong relationships with his students, most of whom were immigrants hailing from dozens of countries from Latin America to Southeast Asia. From his classroom where students’ extraordinary stories circulated alongside literary narratives, and from the stories of his family, who were dispersed by the Vietnam War, Long came to his current interests in race, diaspora, and narrative. His research focuses on contemporary Asian American and Latina/o literatures. His dissertation advances the nascent comparative scholarship on these literatures by theorizing their development of an increasingly important genre: story cycles and networked narratives. It argues that this form is powerfully suited to encompass diversity, map transnational experiences, and contest racist and nativist discourses, key challenges as Asian Americans and Latina/os reshape contemporary American culture.…

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