[Msa-discuss] Melanie Benson at the Modernism Seminar,
Harvard Hum. Center, 1 December, 6:00-8:00
John Paul Riquelme
jpriquel at bu.edu
Sun Nov 22 23:13:19 EST 2009
The final fall session at the Modernism Seminar of the Harvard =
Humanities Center is coming up next week. Please join us if you are =
in the area to hear Melanie Benson on:
"Indian Killers: The Savage Economies
of Native American Narratives"
Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 pm, 133 Barker Center, Harvard Humanities =
There is free parking near the HHC at the Broadway Garage, on Felton =
between Broadway and Cambridge Street. Just tell the attendant that =
you're participating in an event at the HHC, and pray for a friendly =
response. Normally the attendant is quite accommodating, even if we =
are somehow not on the good list.
Melanie Benson, Assistant Professor of English and Native American =
Studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of
Disturbing Calculations: The Economics of Identity in Postcolonial =
Southern Literature, 1912-2002 (2008), which examines the 20th century =
South=92s enduring capitalist trauma, begun under slavery and echoed in =
the modern free market. Prof. Benson serves on the Executive Council =
of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) and as a co- =
editor of the H-Southern Literature listserv. While much of her work =
focuses on postcolonial and postmodern change and trauma, she also =
emphasizes the power of cultural survival. As a scholar of Herring =
Pond Wampanoag descent and a student of W=F4pan=E2ak, a revitalized =
dialect in the Algonquian language family, she is committed to =
supporting Native language reclamation efforts nationwide. Her talk =
draws on her work in progress.
We hope you'll be able to attend the session, which, as always, =
includes discussion after the presentation.
Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are =
available at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr/.
Peter Nohrnberg, Harvard University, nohrnber at fas.harvard.edu
John Paul Riquelme, Boston University, jpriquel at bu.edu, http://people.bu.ed=
Co-Chairs, Modernism Seminar
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