Join Francesca Scala, associate dean of graduate studies at the Faculty of Arts and Science, for an engaging panel discussion with four researchers and authors — all graduates of the Department of English — on the changing landscape and process of literary scholarly formation.
They will discuss their research as well as their recent works, ranging from art hoaxes, modernism and self-help, the language politics of Kerouac’s French and the beginning of environmental awareness in nineteenth-century literature.
Marcie Frank, professor, and Jason Camlot, professor and Concordia University Research Chair (Tier I) in Literature and Sound Studies, will moderate the discussion.
Heather Jessup, MA 06, assistant professor of English, Dalhousie University
Beth Blum, BA 05, Harry K. Weston associate professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
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Heather Jessup, MA 06
Assistant professor of English, Dalhousie University
Associate professor of English and comparative literature, University of Pennsylvania
Jean-Christophe's 2019 book, Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of Africa American Literature, won the first book prize from the Modernist Studies Association, among other prizes. He edited the comprehensive edition of Jack Kerouac’s writings in French and is completing a book about Kerouac and the archives. He will speak mainly about his recent edition of Sur le chemin (which translates to “on the path” or “on the road”), Kerouac’s longest manuscript written in Canuck French, a language akin to Québécois French. The book was just released by Gallimard this October.