Monday, September 28, 2009

American Literature Scholar to Speak about Charlotte Perkins Gilman

On Thursday, October 1, Professor Cynthia Davis of the University of South Carolina will visit Kalamazoo to participate in the English Department's Scholarly Speakers Series.

The title of Dr. Davis's talk will be "'The World was Home for Me': Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Sentimental Public Sphere." This event, which is co-sponsored by the Department of History, will take place in Brown Hall 3025 at 7 pm.

Dr. Davis's published work includes Bodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915 (Stanford UP, 2000) and the co-edited collection Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts (UP of Alabama, 2004). Her forthcoming book is a biography, Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Living (Stanford UP, 2009). She serves as Undergraduate Director in the University of South Carolina English Department.

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