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Amanda Gailey, “How to Edit When the World is Burning”

Monday, November 13, 2017 3:30 pm, location TBD Amanda Gaiely (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) will speak on scholarly editing in a time of political uncertainty, as a part of the SourceLab Forum series and IPRH. Amanda Gailey is Associate Professor of the

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George Saunders at the Pygmalion Festival

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 pm, Krannert Center’s Colwell Playhouse Trowbridge is co-sponsoring a reading by George Saunders, whose first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was published to critical acclaim in 2017, at the Pygmalion Festival. The reading is free, but attendees

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World War I and the Origins of Modern American Culture

Date: October 10, 2014, Time and Location Forthcoming   Nathan Blake (Northeastern U),   “The ‘Crippled Soldier Problem’ and Rationalized Images of Ability” This presentation analyzes the post–World War I discourses of disability, masculine agency, and human-machine systems primarily through the

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A New Deal for the Humanities

Non-instrumental disciplines, and the humanities in particular, seem increasingly marginalized in public universities, which have struggled in the past quarter century to respond to the collapse of state funding. Situating itself between the 150th anniversary of the first Morrill Act

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History, Historicism, and Historiography

Novermber 12, Lewis Center Reading Room. 10:00am – Christopher Looby (UCLA), “The Literariness of Sexuality: or, How to Do the (Literary) History of (American) Sexuality” 11:00am – Lisa Brooks (Amherst College), “Locating American Literature in Native Space” 2:00pm – Jennifer

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Second Book Projects

October 28, 2011, 9:45am – 3:30pm 211 Illini Union 10:00am – Deak Nabers (Brown), “Idle Violence: World War II and Aesthetics of Liberalism in the United States, 1941-1969” 11:00am – Erica Edwards (UC-Riverside), “The Other SIde of Terror: African American

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Citizens, Science and the Law: The American Approach to Sustainability

Henry Henderson, Exexutive Director, Midwest Chapter, National Resources Defense Council February 10, 2011, Illini Union Room 210 Sponsored by the Trowbridge Office for American Literature, Culture, and Society; Sustainability Studies Initiative in the Humanities This event is free and open

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21st Century American Fiction Symposium

An American Literary History Symposium Friday, April 23rd Illini Union, Room 407 10:00am – Gordon Hutner, Introductory Remarks 10:15am – Elizabeth Anker (Cornell), “Mad Men, Faling Men, and the 9/11 Novel” 11:15am – Daniel Grausam (Washington U), “After the Post:

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American Medievalism Symposium

American Medievalism: A Symposium Monday, October 6, Levis Faculty Center, Reading Room (1st floor) 9:30am – David Matthews (Manchester): “Importing the Middle Ages: American Medievalisms, Medieval Studies and the Legitimization of Culture”, Commentary by Bruce Michelson (English) 10:45am – Bruce

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Projecting Early American Sudies

Thursday, September 24, Illini Union Room 406 9:30am Susan Parrish (Michigan), “Rummaging: The Archive and Early American Literary Studies”, Commentary by Melissa Littlefield (UIUC, English) 10:45am – Gordon Sayre (Oregon), “Transnationalism and Early American Literary Studies”, Commentary by Brian Edwards

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