Lecture: Ian Baucom (Professor of English, Duke University)


Lecture: Ian Baucom (Professor of English, Duke University)

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
Listed in: DHI Co-Sponsored Event

Time: 12:10-2:00pm; 4:10pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

Professor Ian Baucom, author of the acclaimed Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (Duke 2005), will visit Davis on Wednesday, May 28. His talk is scheduled for 4:10 pm in 126 Voorhies; a lecture title will be forthcoming. Professor Baucom will also lead a mini-seminar from 12:10-2; more information on topic and readings to follow.

Ian Baucom is Professor of English and Department Chair at Duke University. His research interests include twentieth century British literature and culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and black Atlantic literatures. In addition to Specters of the Atlantic, he is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). He has edited special issues of the South Atlantic Quarterly on Atlantic studies and romanticism, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled “The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life.”

Sponsored by the English Department, the Postcolonial Studies Research Cluster, the Center for History, Society and Culture , and the Davis Humanities Institute.

For more information about this event, please contact Alysia Garrison (agarrison@ucdavis.edu ) or Erin Paszko (ejpaszko@ucdavis.edu ), Postcolonial Studies Research Cluster co-chairs


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