Freibert & Wittreich Endowments present Hester Blum and Jonathan Eburne, both of Penn State.
Nov 03, 2011
from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
|Where||Bingham Humanities Room 300|
|Contact Name||Steven Gonzales|
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Hester Blume, a reading, from Polar Imprints: News from the Ends of the Earth.
Jonathan Eburne, a reading, from Breton's Wall, Carrington's Kitchen: Surrealism and the Archive.
Hester Blum is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University. She is the author of the Veiw from the Mast-Head: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narriatives (UNC Press, 2008), which received the John Gardner Maritime Research Award. She has also published a critical edition of Horrors of Slavery
(1808), William Ray's Barbary captivity narrative (Rutgers UP, 2008). A founder of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Blum is at work on a new project called "Arctic and Antarctic Circles: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration."
Jonathan Eburne is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Penn State University. He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell University Press, 2008) and the co-editor of special issues of New Literary History (on "What Is an Avant-Garde?") and Modern Fiction Studies (on "Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic").