2018 Woodman Lecture
The English Department is pleased to announce the 2018 Leonora Woodman Memorial Lecture will be presented on Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in the Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). This year's guest speaker is Professor Anna Brickhouse, Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia. Brickhouse’s work engages with the ways that literary fiction and literary criticism perform important interventions in our narrations of the past.
Anna Brickhouse’s most recent book, The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 won both the James Russell Lowell Prize from the MLA and the inaugural prize in Early American Literature from the Society of Early Americanists. The Lowell Prize citation reads in part, “Brickhouse puts the close-reading skills of literary criticism to work in a skeptical analysis of stories about indigenous interpreters . . . the result is a forceful intervention in American studies.