June 2018 – three A19 seminar sessions with Chad Luck (California State University at San Bernardino), invited professor at the LARCA

A19 is pleased to announce a seminar series around Chad LUCK.

Chad LUCK is Associate Professor at California State University at San Bernardino. His research focuses on 18th- and 19th-Century American Literature and Culture; Literature and Philosophy; Critical Theory; Phenomenology and Phenomenological Criticism; Law and Literature; Property Theory. He is the author of The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession (Fordham UP, 2014).

Chad Luck has also published a number of essays, among which

  • George Lippard and the Rise of the Urban Gothic.” A Companion to American Gothic, ed. Charles Crow. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
  • “Re-Walking the Purchase: Edgar Huntly, David Hume, and the Origins of Ownership.” Early American Literature 44.2 (2009): 271-306.
  • The Epistemology of the Wonder-Closet: Melville, Moby-Dick, and the Marvelous.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies1 (2007): 3-23.
  • A Liberal Inheritance: Biology, Property, and the Limits of the Possessive Individual in Stoddard’s The Morgesons.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association1 (2007): 37-48.

Wednesday, June 13.  On Interest and the Interesting12pm-2pm (OdG 209, Paris Diderot)

Chad LUCK (Associate Prof., California State University at San Bernardino): The Point of Interest: Economics and Aesthetics in Irving’s The Money-Diggers and Melville’s The Confidence-Man.

Friday, June 15.  A19/LARCA symposium, 10.30am-4pm (OdG 164, Paris Diderot)

10.30am: Chad LUCK (Associate Prof., California State University at San Bernardino) : Sheppard Lee and the Utilitarian Social Body

Respondents : Antoine Traisnel (Assistant Professor, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) & Stephen Sawyer (Prof., American University of Paris)

14pm-16pm: Giorgio MARIANI (Prof., Sapienza, Roma): Are Stephen Crane and Ambrose Bierce the Inventors  of the American “Anti-War” Story?       

Antoine TRAISNEL (Ann Arbor): The Stock Image: Eadweard Muybridge and the Animal in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility. 

Giorgio MARIANI is Professor of American Literature at the ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, where he coordinates the Doctoral Programin English-language literatures. His work has concentrated on nineteenth-century American writers (Emerson, Melville, Stephen Crane, and others); on contemporary American Indian literature; on literary theory; on the literary and cinematic representation of war. He has published, edited,and co-edited several volumes, including Spectacular Narratives. Representations of Class and War in the American 1890s (1992), Post-tribal Epics.The Native American Novel between Tradition and Modernity (1996) and Le parole e le armi (Words and Arms), a collection of essays on US discourses of war and violence from the Puritans to the first Gulf War. His essays and reviews have appeared in many journals, including American Literary HistoryStudies in American Fiction, RIAS, RSA Journal, Stephen Crane Studies. His latest book is titled Waging War on War. Peacefighting in American Literature (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Antoine TRAISNEL is assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He has published in the fields of American, French, and German literature and philosophy. He is the author of Hawthorne: Blasted Allegories (2015), coauthor of Donner le change: L’impensé animal (2016), with Thangam Ravindranathan, and translator of Sheppard Lee (2017). He is currently completing a book titled Life in Capture: Animal Pursuits and the New Logic of Life in Early America.

http://next.liberation.fr/livres/2017/09/29/sheppard-lee-ne-manque-pas-de-peaux_1599839

Wednesday, June 27. Literature and American (Literary) History. 12pm-2pm (OdG 209, Paris Diderot)

Chad LUCK (Associate Prof., California State University at San Bernardino), about his book The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession (Fordham UP, 2014), more specifically about the chapter « Anxieties of Ownership: Debt, Entitlement, and the Plantation Romance. »

Caroline LEVANDER (Carlson Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, Rice University). De-Ciphering American Literature: 1945-1840-2016

 Caroline LEVANDER is Carlson Professor of Humanities and English at Rice University, and Vice President for Global and Digital Strategy. She is author of, amongst others, Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1998, paperback reprint 2009), Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke University Press, 2006), Where is American Literature? (Wiley, 2013) and co-editor of a number of edited collections such as Hemispheric American Studies (Rutgers UP, 2008) and Companion to American Literary Studies (Wiley, 2011), both of them with Robert Levine. Levander’s current book is an alternative cultural history of American political life, entitled Confounding Fathers: The Hidden History of the Men Who Threatened to Make America Great. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington Library, the Brown Foundation, the Moody Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Science’s National Leadership grant. Her latest book, with Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hotel Life: the Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen (UNC Press, 2015) is about the everyday work of one of the world’s most fascinating and strange institutions.


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