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DOECL’s Critical Speakers Series: Jennifer Fleissner

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The DOECL’s Critical Speakers Series has another fascinating speaker visiting campus this semester. In about a month and a half, join us in welcoming Professor Jennifer Fleissner of Indiana University- Bloomington! ” Jennifer Fleissner studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, focusing on the rise of American modernity. Her most recent book, Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Modernity Problem (2022), “aims to reorient the nineteenth-century American novel’s engagement with modern subjectivity around the idea of the will, a concept that links American writers from Melville, Hawthorne, and James to Elizabeth Stoddard and Charles Chesnutt to European novelists from Goethe to Balzac to Eliot.”

On Monday, March 25th, she will be giving a lecture and on Tuesday, March 26th, there will be a follow-up Graduate Seminar. The time and location are TBA. 


February 16
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm