Dasgupta Gives Two Conference Presentations

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In March Dr. Shumona Dasgupta presented “A counter Discourse to Bollywood: Gender, Nation and Violence in Bengali Partition Cinema” at the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Washington, DC and “An(other) Story: Memory, Trauma and Identity in Muslim Narratives of the Partition” at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents on Comedies

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Dr. Maya Mathur recently presented the paper “Comedy Is Not a Victimless Crime! Laughter in Gammer Gurton’s Needle and The Shoemaker’s Holiday​” at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America held in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion of Baldwin

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Dr. Gary Richards recently led the breakfast book discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. … [Read more...]

Dasgupta Publishes & Lectures on Postcolonial Lit

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Professor Shumona Dasgupta recently published an article and gave an invited talk. The article, "'His Blood Was Pure English': Border Anxiety, Race, and Mimicry in Post-Imperial Mutiny Fiction," appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 4.2. The invited talk, "From the other side of Silence: Indian women write the Partition," was given at the South Asian Millennials Conference, organized by the South Asian Students' Chapter at Columbia and Yale Universities. … [Read more...]

Richards Presents at Southern Lit Conference

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Professor Gary Richards recently presented two papers at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference. The first, “Queering Welty’s Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom,” was part of the panel “Eight Ways of Looking at Eudora Welty in Twenty-First-Century Classrooms." The second, “Inflecting Texas in Southern Familial Drama: Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate as Rejoinder to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” grows out of his current work on southern drama. … [Read more...]

Lee Presents at National Conference

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Professor Janie Lee recently presented the paper “Isn’t He Really Korean Once the Mask Comes Off?: Circulation of Raciolinguistic Ideologies in South Korean Television” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. Her paper was part of a panel on language, race, and digital media. … [Read more...]

Lee Presents at Recent Conference

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Dr. Janie Lee recently presented the paper 'Isn't He Really Korean Once the Mask Comes Off?: Circulation of Raciolinguistic Ideologies in South Korean Television' at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.  Her paper was part of a panel on language, race, and digital media. … [Read more...]

Lorentzen Presents on Dickens

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Dr. Eric Lorentzen recently presented a paper, "Oliver Twist's Recovery: Wordsworthian 'Abundant Recompense' or Freudian 'Primal Scene?'" at the annual Victorians Institute conference in Greenville, South Carolina. … [Read more...]

McAllister Speaks on Travel Writing and Medicine

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Dr. Marie McAllister recently delivered a paper entitled “Were Gentlemen Poxed Abroad? English Grand Tourists and the Rhetoric of Disease” as part of Encounters with Difference: A Conference on Travel Writing and Gender, held at Freie Universität Berlin. … [Read more...]

Richards Participates in Louisiana Book Festival

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Dr. Gary Richards recently led the book-in-common discussion of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, LA. The discussion marked both the seventieth anniversary of Williams's play and the tricentennial of the founding of New Orleans. Richards also moderated a panel devoted to the novels of Ladee Hubbard and Crystal Wilkinson. … [Read more...]