[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


Dear Colleagues,

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  =

Center.

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/.

Best wishes,

Peter Nohrnberg, Harvard University, nohrnber at fas.harvard.edu

John Paul Riquelme, Boston University, jpriquel at bu.edu, http://people.bu.ed=
u/jpriquel/

Co-Chairs, Modernism Seminar
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