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“Meta-Metrics” – Talk with Yopie Prins

2018-2019 Kanner Series
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:00pm
Where: 193 Kaplan Hall

Yopie Prins is Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Victorian Sappho (Princeton, 1999) and Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy (Princeton, 2017), and co-editor of The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology (Johns Hopkins, 2014) and Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Feminist Critics (Cornell, 1997). She is currently completing a book entitled Voice Inverse: Meter and Music in Victorian Poetry.
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‘Carnal Knowledge’: Queer Philology and the Piercings of Edward II – Talk with Jeffrey Masten

2018-2019 Kanner Series
When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:00pm
Where: 193 Kaplan Hall

Jeffrey Masten has written influentially on the importance of sexuality-studies methods for reading early modern literature and culture.  His books include Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (Cambridge, 1997) and Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time (Penn, 2016, forthcoming in paperback), and his articles include writing about textual editing, attribution methods, book history, and early women’s writing. 
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“What Historical Narratives Offer Us” – Talk with Raúl Coronado

2018-2019 Kanner Series
When: Thursday, November 1, 2018 4:00pm
Where: 193 Kaplan Hall

Raúl Coronado is a literary and intellectual historian. He’s an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, and is the author of A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture (Harvard 2013), winner of the MLA Best First Book Prize, the American Studies Association John Hope Franklin Prize for Best Book in American Studies, and five other awards.
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“English Exercises” – Talk with Jeff Dolven

2017-2018 Kanner Series
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room, 193 Humanities Building

Jeff Dolven is Professor of English at Princeton University and teaches poetry and poetics, especially of the English Renaissance.  He is the author of three books of criticism, Scenes of Instruction (Chicago, 2007), Senses of Style (Chicago, 2017), and the admittedly hasty Take Care (Cabinet, 2017), as well as essays on a variety of subjects, including Renaissance metrics, Edmund Spenser, Shakespeare’s reading, Fairfield Porter, and player pianos.
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“English Now!” – Talk with Anna Brickhouse

2017-2018 Kanner Series
When
: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building
Video Archive: https://ucla.in/2HUblgi

Anna Brickhouse is Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia and teaches American, Early American, and Hemispheric American literature. She is the author and recipient of several awards for both of her books, which are: The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Anna has also widely published many articles and her “Haiti” essay for Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine is forthcoming.
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