Previous Speakers


2014-2015 Lecturer: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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Lecture: “Drown”

Seminar: “Elemental Ecocriticism”

Dr. Cohen’s most recent book: Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

 


 2013-2014 Lecturer: Eric Hayot

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Lecture: “Near Stars: Scale and the Nature of the Literary Object”

Seminar: “What Kind of Information Is Literature?”

Dr. Hayot’s most recent book: On Literary Worlds 

 

 


2012-2013 Lecturer: Rachel Adams

UnknownLecture: “Forbidden Intimacies: Sexuality and Intellectual Disability”

Seminar: “Memoir and Disability”

Dr. Adam’s most recent book: Raising Henry: a Memoir of Motherhood, Disability & Discovery

 


2011-2012 Lecturer: Sianne Ngai

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Lecture: The Zany Science: Gender and Post-Fordist Performance

Seminar: Aesthetic Categories

Dr. Ngai’s most recent book: Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting

 

 


 2010-11 Lecturer: Alexander Weheliye

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Lecture: “Ideogrammatics as Physiognomy”

Seminar: “Without Comparison: W.E.B. Du Bois’s and Walter Benjamin’s Modernities”

Dr. Weheliye’s most recent book: Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity

 

 


2009-2010 Lecturer: Kirsten Silva Gruesz

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Lecture: “Cotton Mather’s Spanish Lessons”

Dr. Gruesz’s most recent book:

Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing

 

 


 2008-2009 Lecturer: Joseph Slaughter

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Lecture: “Pathetic Fallacies”

Seminar: “Literature and Humanitarianism”

Dr. Slaughter’s most recent book: Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

 

 


2007-2008 Lecturer: Stephen Greenblatt

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Lecture: “The Strange Case of Shakespeare’s Cardenio

Dr. Greenblatt’s most recent book:

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

 

 

 


2006-2007 Lecturer: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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Lecture: “The Weather in Proust”

Dr. Sedgwick’s last published book:

Touching, Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

 

 


2005-2006 Lecturer: Bruce Robbins

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Lecture: “Where Stuff Comes From: Rhetorics of Transnational Connection”

Dr. Robbins’s most recent book:

Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State

 

 


2004-2005 Lecturer: Carl P. Eby

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Lecture: “‘He Felt the Change so that It Hurt Him All Through’: Fetishism, Sodomy, and Transvestic Hallucination in Late Hemingway”

Dr. Eby’s most recent book:

Hemingway’s Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

 

 

 


 

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