Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies, Yale University
This event is part of the Department of English’s Ward-Phillips Lecture Series on “American Literature and the World.”
An opening reception will follow this lecture.
Two more lectures by Dimock will take place this week as part of this lecture series. They will also be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Eck Center Auditorium.
March 8, 2011—Who’s Irish: Henry James, Colm Toibin, James Joyce, Gish Jen
March 9, 2011—Literature as Public Humanities
Wai Chee Dimock is notable for combining innovative conceptual approaches and intensive close readings. Her work reveals intersections between a remarkable variety of subject areas, including American literature, colonial and postcolonial theory, world Anglophone literatures, media studies, law, and philosophy. Her most recent book, Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time, received honorable mention for both the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association and the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature
Association. She co-edited Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature with Lawrence Buell and is now at work on both an anthology, American Literature and the World, and a critical work, Many Islams: American
Literature and the Diversities of a Lived Religion.
The Ward-Phillips Lecture Series is generously funded by the Yusko Endowment for the English Department. This event is sponsored by the Department of English.