We are delighted to welcome Susan Stanford Friedman as our guest for our spring meeting, Friday, March 27th, 12:00-2:00 on the Columbia campus (2nd floor, Heyman Center for the Humanities). As always, lunch will be served.
Susan will be sharing an essay in progress, "Scaling Planetarity: Spacetime in the New Modernist Studies," and we expect the paper to be ready by the middle of the week. See below for a short bio of our very distinguished visitor.
Susan Stanford Friedman is Hilldale Professor and Virginia Woolf Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published widely in modernist studies, narrative theory, feminist theory, women’s writing, migration and diaspora, world literature, religious studies, archipelagic studies, and psychoanalysis. Among her books are Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time (2015), Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter (1998), the edited volumes Contemporary Revolutions: Turning Back to the Future in 21st-Century Literature and Art (2018) and Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses, with Rita Felski (2013), and several books on H.D. and Joyce. She is the founding co-editor of the journal, Contemporary Women's Writing (Oxford UP), and she was awarded the Wayne C. Booth Award for Lifetime Achievement in Narrative Studies. Her work has been translated into 11 languages. She is at work on Sisters of Scheherazade: Religion, Diaspora, and Muslim Women’s Writing.