News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Gottlieb Lecture & Reception~10/15/13
Prof. Evan Gottlieb addresses the audience during his recent visit to WMU as part of the 2012-13 Scholarly Speakers Series. His stimulating new research on the early dynamics of globalism in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century explored how "sympathetic cosmopolitanism" plays a shaping role in the literary and cultural contexts of a revolutionary era that began to construct a "global imaginary" much earlier than has been supposed in much previous scholarship.