English seminar: Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms – School of Art Communication and English English seminar: Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms – School of Art Communication and English

English seminar: Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms

Thursday 16 March, 3-4.30pm | Woolley S226 Room only
Scott Herring, ‘Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms’ 

This talk rehearses core arguments from my recent book, Aging Moderns: Art, Literature, and the Experiment of Later Life (Columbia University Press, 2022). Canvassing artists, performers, and writers such as Mabel Hampton, Indra B. Tamang, and Tillie Olsen, my research illuminates how old age informed experimental aesthetics across the American century.

Please read the pre-circulated Introduction to the book before the seminar.

Scott Herring is Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. He is visiting the University of Sydney as the Hunt-Simes Chair (SSSHARC fellowship). He is the author of several books, including The Hoarders (2014) and Another Country (2010).  He serves on the editorial boards of Modernism/ modernity, jml: Journal of Modern Literature, and MFS: Modern Fiction Studies.

Contact: Liam Semler (liam.semler@sydney.edu.au)

 

Seminar overview for S1 2023

22 March

Woolley S226 Room and Zoom

Gretchen Minton (Montana State University, and Fulbright Scholar, James Cook University), ‘Big Skies and Specific Sites: Shakespeare’s Environments in the North American West’

 

5 April

Zoom only

Harilaos Stecopolous (University of Iowa), ‘Reconsidering Transnational Literary Studies: US Literature in the Diplomatic Frame’

 

19 April

Woolley S226 Room and Zoom

Doug Battersby (Marie Curie Global Fellow, Stanford and Bristol), ‘Cardiac Realism: The Affective Life of the Modern Novel’

 

3 May

Woolley S226 Room and Zoom

Nienke Boer (University of Sydney), ‘The Briny South: Displacement and Sentiment in the Indian Ocean World’

 

17 May

Woolley S226 Room and Zoom

Frances Di Lauro (University of Sydney). Title to be advised.

Date

Mar 16 2023
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Time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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