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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-4991 & Advising: 512-471-5736

Shadow Boxing Oil Spills: Parables of Subsistence from Thoreau to Benjamin

Mon, November 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM • PAR 312

A talk by Anne-Lise Fran├žois of UC Berkeley.

Anne-Lise François works in the modern period, on comparative romanticisms; lyric poetry; the psychological novel and novel of manners; gender and critical theory; literature and philosophy; and ecocriticism. Her book—Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience (Stanford University Press, 2008)—was awarded the 2010 René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association. Other recent publications include an essay on Keats and form forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to British Romanticism; “‘Not Thinking of You as Left Behind’: Virgil and the Missing of Love in Hardy’s Poems of 1912-13,” ELH 75 (2008); and “Unspeakable Weather, or the Rain Romantic Constatives Know” in Phantom Sentences: Essays in Linguistics and Literature Presented to Ann Banfield.

Read the preface and first chapter of her prize-winning book here.

Sponsored by: The Department of English & The Center for European Studies

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