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Visiting scholar to give student workshop, lecture

Sarah Meer, University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, will speak on “'The Libyan Sibyl': Slavery, Neo-classical Statues and a Non-Atlantic Africa” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 212 MacMillan Hall.

Meer's research examines the intersections between material culture and American literature, with a focus on race and American slavery. She is author of Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s and co-editor of Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture, forthcoming in 2006.

She will also give a student workshop on “Dion Boucicault, Identity and Nineteenth-century Melodrama” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in 212 MacMillan. Registration is required for the workshop: call 9-3399.

Her talks are sponsored by the honors and scholars program with support from the Center for American and World Cultures, the black world studies and American studies programs, the College of Arts and Science, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the departments of art, English, history and theatre.

Date Published: 10/13/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 11

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