Scholarship@Villanova Event: Roundtable Discussion on “We Have Been Here All Along: Gender, American Literature, and White Supremacy”
Join us on Tuesday, March 16, 7:30-9 p.m., to celebrate the publication of Gender in American Literature and Culture—the latest addition to a new Cambridge University Press series that seeks to understand the cultural forces that have brought us to our vexed contemporary moment—by attending this virtual roundtable discussion with the book’s co-editor and three contributors. Examining texts from early America to the present, the volume demonstrates how rigid inscriptions of gender have perpetuated a legacy of violence and exclusion in the United States.
Speakers include Travis Foster, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Academic Director of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), Villanova University; Jean M. Lutes, PhD, Professor of English, Villanova University; Brigitte Fielder, PhD, Associate Professor of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Seulghee Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English Literature at the University of South Carolina.
This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.
Please REGISTER by following this link:
Once registered, you will be sent a link to this event. Interested in purchasing the book? Use code GALC20 for 20% off this title from Cambridge University Press.
Looking for more GWS resources? Check out the Women’s History Month blog curated by Susan Turkel, Social Sciences Librarian. For help with your research, please contact the GWS Librarian Jutta Seibert. Explore the panelists’ scholarship before the event with resources made available to you by Falvey Memorial Library:
- Genre and white supremacy in the postemancipation United States (2019) by Travis Foster
- Front page girls: women journalists in American culture and fiction, 1880-1930 (2006) by Jean M. Lutes
- Relative races: genealogies of interracial kinship in nineteenth-century America (2020) by Brigitte Fielder
Sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, Scholarship@Villanova events are dedicated to recognition of the scholarly publications, ongoing research, and other intellectual contributions of faculty members from all six colleges of Villanova University. Growing out of a longstanding tradition of faculty research and book talks in Falvey, Scholarship@Villanova developed in the spring of 2004. Falvey hosts several lectures in the series per year, including a talk by the Outstanding Faculty Research Award recipient.
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