A Question of Time: A Roundtable on American Literature from Colonial to Contemporary Fiction

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cindy Weinstein, Vice Provost, CalTech Office of the Provost; Mark Goble, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Elizabeth Freeman, Professor, UC Davis English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Americanist Colloquium

Please join us for a roundtable with Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology), Dorothy Hale (UC Berkeley), Mark Goble (UC Berkeley), and Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) on Friday, February 22nd, 1-3:30pm, in 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room). Professors Weinstein, Hale, Goble, and Freeman will be discussing their individual and collective contributions to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction (ed. Cindy Weinstein, Cambridge University Press, 2018). For a pre-circulated copy of Cindy Weinstein's Introduction to A Question of Time, email kbondy@berkeley.edu. A reception in the Department Lounge will follow the roundtable. Sponsored by the English Department Americanist Colloquium.

Cindy Weinstein is the Eli and Edyth Broad Professor of English at the California Institute of Technology. She is the author of numerous works, including The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Cambridge, 2004), and When is Now?: Time, Tense, and American Literature (Cambridge, 2015). Dorothy Hale is a Professor of English at UC Berkeley and the author of Social Formalism: The Novel in Theory from Henry James to the Present (Stanford UP, 1998) and The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). Mark Goble is an Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley and the author of Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life (Columbia University Press, 2010). Elizabeth Freeman is a Professor of English at UC Davis and the author of three books, The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (Duke UP, 2002), Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Duke UP, 2010), and Beside You in Time: Sense-Methods and Queer Sociabilities in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke UP, forthcoming 2019).

 kbondy@berkeley.edu