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Interlocutions in American Literary History: A Trowbridge Event (February)

Friday, February 2, 2024 Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Languages Building The first of two Trowbridge Symposia—”Interlocutions in American Literary History”—will take place on February 2, to be followed by another symposium on March 1. The first symposium will

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Sophia Azeb

Sophia Azeb is a professor of English at the University of Chicago. Her research engages how Blackness and Black identity is variously translated, mobilized, and circulated by African American, African, and Afro-Arab cultural figures in North Africa and Europe in

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Justin L. Mann

Justin L. Mann has research and teaching interests in African American literature, speculative fiction, Black feminist theory and queer of color critique, and security studies. His current project, “Breaking the World: Blackness and Insecurity after the New World Order,” explores

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Lisa Siraganian

Lisa Siraganian is the J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities, an associate professor, and Chair of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the author of Modernism’s Other Work: The

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Sean McCann

Sean McCann studies late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political developments. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (Princeton, 2008) and Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and

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Melani McAlister

Melani McAlister is professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University. A cultural historian focused on the US in the world, her most recent monograph is The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of

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Caren Irr

Caren Irr teaches English, film, theory, and environmental studies at Brandeis University. She has published widely on ideology and the political novel.

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Aida Levy-Hussen

Aida Levy-Hussen is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan and the author of How to Read African American Literature: Post-Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation (NYU, 2016). She is currently at work on a

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Habiba Ibrahim

Habiba Ibrahim is an associate professor of English at the University of Washington. She is the author of Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism, (Minnesota, 2012), and Black Age: Oceanic Lifespans and the Time

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Mary Esteve

Mary Esteve teaches undergraduate and M.A. courses in American literature and culture at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the author of two monographs, Incremental Realism: Postwar American Fiction, Happiness, and Welfare-State Liberalism (Stanford, 2021) and The Aesthetics and Politics

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