Department of English

The 2008 Symposium on American Literary Studies

Presented by The American Literatures Group

Mon, October 6, 2008

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The American Literatures Group Presents
The 2008 Symposium on American Literary Studies
October 6th and 7th

With Special Guest Sharon P. Holland

"Children. Crime. Capital. : A Speculative Report"
Keynote Speech by Sharon P. Holland
Monday, October 6th, 5:30 PM
Mezes Auditorium 1.306

Monday, October 6th

11:30 AM-1 PM:  Texas Union African American Culture Room 4.110
    Q & A  on The Erotic Life of Racism hosted by the LGBTQ research 
    cluster, with Sharon P. Holland and Ann Cvetkovich
2:30-4 PM:  Texas Union Quadrangle Room 3.304
    Pedagogy Panel:  "Queering the Classroom"
    Working with Queer Theory, Approaches, and Identities in Literary Studies. 
    With speakers: Sharon P. Holland, Lisa Moore, Jackie Cuevas, and Tim Turner

Tuesday, October 7th

10:30-12 PM: PAR 202
    Departmental Coffee for faculty and graduate students

4-5:30 PM: Texas Union Texas Governors’ Room 3.116
  "Colonial Crossroads: Comparative Scholarship in African   
    American, American Indian, and Mexican American Studies."
    Roundtable discussion featuring speakers Sharon P. Holland, José E. Limón,
    Meta Jones, Jennifer Wilks and Amy Ware

Sharon P. Holland is Associate Professor of English and African & African American Studies and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Raising The Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (2000), which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association in 2002. She has published in the fields of African American, Feminist and Queer studies and is currently at work on a second book project, Between Fabrication and Generation(s)': Telling the Story of a Woman. In addition to this critical project, Professor Holland is also at work on a novel, How Bubba the Socrates Got to be Neither.

Sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of English

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