Dr. Jeannie Ludlow: Undue Burdens and Personal Responsibility: Literary Pregnancy and Abortion in the Post-Choice Decade in the United States
Dr. Ludlow is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women’s Studies. Her research interests include representations of abortion and reproduction in contemporary literature and writing, abortion discourse, and activist pedagogy. Exploring author Julia Alvarez’s claim that there are truths that “can only finally be understood by fiction, only finally be redeemed by the imagination,” her presentation is about the power of the humanities to redeem complex truths in a transitional historical moment in U.S. reproductive rights politics.
Alice Bag was the lead singer of The Bags, the first female-fronted punk band to play the Masque during the West Coast punk revolution of 1977. An outspoken activist, feminist and a self-proclaimed troublemaker, Alice brings her Chicana punk attitude to the printed page in her new book.
Joseph Carroll: “The Truth about Fiction: Biological Reality and Imaginary Lives” and "“The Historical Position of Literary Darwinism"
Joseph Carroll is a founding figure in evolutionary literary study. His book Evolution and Literary Theory, published in 1995, was the first book-length work in the field. His 2004 collection of essays, Literary Darwinism, gave the field the name by which it is most commonly known. Literary Darwinists are animated by a conviction that the human species has evolved in adaptive relation to a physical world, that human bodies and brains contain complex adaptive structures, and that the products of the literary imagination are shaped by biologically grounded motives, passions, and forms of cognition. Carroll’s more recent publications include a second collection of essays, Reading Human Nature (2011) and a collaborative empirical study, Graphing Jane Austen: The Evolutionary Basis of Literary Meaning (2012).
Dr. Hull is the Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. Commemorating the one-hundred-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Hull will provide insight into the significance of the War from the vantage of international law. Her most recent book is A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow.
Printing is not supported at the primary Gallery Thumbnail page. Please first navigate to a specific Image before printing.