Monday, February 10, 2014

USists Presents a Talk by Caroline Levander: "Designing American Literature"

Please join the US Literatures & Cultures Consortium for

Designing American Literature
A talk by Caroline Levander, Rice University
Thursday, February 13, 2014
3222 Angell Hall
4:00 PM

Professor Levander is the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Carlson Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English at Rice University. She is author of Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois and Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in 19th Century American Literature and Culture; she is also co-editor of several collections, including Hemispheric American Studies and A Companion to American Literary Studies. Professor Levander teaches a wide range of courses in American literature and culture, including US literature in the Americas, Civil War literature, and the long 19th century.

We look forward to seeing you at this and other upcoming events:

Tues. 2/18-Wed. 2/19, 8 pm-8 am, Shapiro Library
- 1,000 Speak Out for Racial Justice (hosted by the United Coalition for Racial Justice, or UCRJ)

USists is proud to join with Black Humanities Collective (BHC), DAAS Racial Task Force, Arts of Citizenship, Graduate Employees Organization (UM GEO), The Black Student Union, Residential College, American Culture Discretionary Funds Grant, Integrating Diversity and Equality in the Academy (IDEA), and many other sponsoring/supporting organizations to co-sponsor this student-centered demonstration and dialogue. The UCRJ is a coalition of students, student organizations faculty, and staff building on the momentum of racial justice activism around #BBUM and the Diag Freeze Out & Follow Up.

For more information on how to participate in and support this dialogue, please see our most recent posts, and for the social media savvy,

Mon. 2/24, 4 pm, Angell 3241
- Dissertation Chapter Workshop and Discussion with Konstantina Karageorgos

Mon. 3/24, 4 pm, Angell 3222
- Talk by Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis): "Twain, Chinese Immigration, and Comparative Racialization"

Tues. 3/25, 4 pm, Angell 3241
- Discussion of Prof. Hsu's work-in-progress, "Literary Cartographies and the Scales of Environmental Justice"