Fri, April 27, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
Lawrence is often lauded for his ability to capture in words the 'spirit of place'. But in fact, to the extent that place embraces people as well as landscape, Lawrence's collection of essays Mornings in Mexico reveals him as earnest but not entirely successful in his attempt at trans-cultural understanding. Mornings in Mexico is a complex blend of acute perception, learned stereotypes, and an imposition of Lawrence's ideology and impatient temperament on the Mexican places and people that heIn the early 1960s, Chuck Rossman was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, after which he taught in Lima Peru. He finished his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in 1968, and joined the UT English faculty in the same year. He spent a year as a Fulbright Professor at the University of Mexico in the early 1970s. At UT, his main teaching focus has been Plan II honors and 20th-century English literature. His major scholarly interests include D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, the European novel, and recent Latin American fiction.