April 3, 2015 (4:30 – 6:30 PM)
Each presentation will be about the human body, and there are a lot of ways to do that. Some bodies are accepted as “beautiful,” while others aren’t. Some injuries can change a person’s life. Some industries see the body as a commodity.
Following their presentations, you’ll have time to ask questions, learn about other upcoming events, and mingle. The event is free and open to the public.
We hope to see lots of people there: undergraduates, graduate students, and all faculty!
A little bit about the speakers
- He’s chair of the English department.
- He mostly teaches courses that revolve around issues of nationalism, colonialism, slavery, and literary theory.
- His essays have appeared in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-Century Life, and other academic journals. He’s also recently co-edited (with Srividha Swaminathan) a collection entitled Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination.
- She’s an associate professor who teaches courses in 20th century American literature and US ethnic literature.
- In 2007, she published “A Vocabulary of Thinking”: Gertrude Stein and Contemporary North American Women’s Innovative Writing. She also had her essay (“Gertrude Stein’s Currency”) published in Modernist Star Maps in 2010.
- She earned her Ph.D. in English at George Washington University, and she specializes in Victorian literature. Her research explores the representation of stigmatized human bodies.
- Her poem, “The Hymn of a Fat Woman” was selected for the Library of Congress’ Poetry 180 Project.
- She’ll be running Ball State’s academic journal next year: Digital Literature Review. The theme will be “Freak Shows and Human Zoos,” and you can e-mail (email@example.com) her if you’re curious about joining the immersive learning project.
- She’s an assistant professor who teaches courses in creative writing, composition, and literature.
- Her poetry has appeared in Wordgathering, Disability Studies Quarterly, Disabled World, and other literary magazines. Her chapbook, Hit the Ground, explores her experiences with a severe spinal injury.