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EVENTS: Prof. Christian Moraru Lectures

We had the pleasure of hosting three lectures offered by Professor Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina at Greensboro / Fulbright Specialist in Romania) in May 2015.

 

   “American Literary History after Transnationalism: A Discipline for the 21st Century” Introductory lecture followed by workshop. Presenting the guest’s most recent publication, The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century. Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru, eds. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, April 2015. 312 pages. “Rethinking Theory” Series. (venue: "Sala de Consiliu" at the University of Bucharest, Monday, May 11, 6 pm)

 

     “Far-Flung Kinship: Reading American Fiction across Continents” Introductory lecture followed by workshop (venue: Room 4/Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Wednesday, May 13, 6 pm)

 

     “The Politics of Affect and the Global Imagination in Post-World War II American Narratives of Trauma.” Lecture followed by discussion and research workshop. Session in the Center’s “Cross-Cultural Encounters, Traumatic Affect, and Paths of Remembrance” series (venue: Room 4/Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Friday, May 15, 6 pm)

 

Bio: Christian Moraru is Professor of English at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He specializes in American literature, especially post-1945 fiction; literary-cultural theory and history of ideas; global studies, cosmopolitanism, and comparative and world literature with emphasis on the contemporary novel; postmodernism; postcolonialism and its East-European developments; Cold War/post-Cold War studies in transnational perspective; narrative, ethics, community; U. S. popular culture and new material studies. His latest books include Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning (SUNY Press 2001), Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005), Cosmodernism: American Narrative, Late Globalization, and the New Cultural Imaginary (University of Michigan Press, 2011), and the edited essay collections Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imagination (Columbia University Press/EEM Series, 2009) and The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century (Northwestern University Press, 2015, with Amy J. Elias). Forthcoming is his monograph Reading for the Planet: Toward a Geomethodology (University of Michigan Press, 2015). For further details, see: http://cmoraru.wp.uncg.edu/.



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