Spring 2015: Ruin

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We’re pleased to announce that the MWG will continue its investigation into the topic of “Ruin” with three meetings in the Spring 2015 term. Please note that our March meeting happens in conjunction with the 2015 Lannan Symposium, “In Nature’s Wake: The Art and Politics of Environmental Crisis“; we hope many MWG group members will be able to attend that two day event, March 24-25th, 2015. Further information on our three MWG meetings is forthcoming, but for now, please save the dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 25 / 12:30 PM     
Lannan Center: New North 408, Georgetown University
“Now No More”
Jacques Khalip, Department of English, Brown University

Wednesday, March 25 / 10:30 am
Copley Formal Lounge
“How to Think in the Anthropocene”
A Roundtable Discussion at the 2015 Lannan Symposium, co-presented by the Modernities Working Group, featuring:
Jennifer James, English & Africana Studies, George Washington University
Naveeda Khan, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Dana Luciano, English, Georgetown University
Karen Pinkus, Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Wednesday, April 22 / 4:30 pm
Special Collections Room, 5th Floor Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
On “Urban Renewal”
Suleiman Osman, American Studies, George Washington University
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About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.
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