Plenary Lecture: Priscilla Wald

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday April 18, 2015
      5:15 pm
  • Location: Loew’s Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta.
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Contact

carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature, will deliver the plenary lecture

Full Summary: Plenary lecture, co-sponsored with the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, will be delivered by Dr. Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature.Location: Loew’s Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta.

The plenary lecturer, Dr. Priscilla Wald is the Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature. She teaches and works on U.S. literature and culture, particularly literature of the late-18th to mid-20th centuries, contemporary narratives of science and medicine, science fiction literature and film, and environmental studies. In her research, her teaching and her professional activities, she is committed to promoting conversations among scholars from science, medicine, law and cultural studies in order to facilitate a richer understanding of these issues. Wald is the author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form. She is also editor of American Literature as well as on the Editorial Board of Literature and Medicine, co-editor of a book series on nineteenth-century American Literature at NYU Press, Chair of the Faculty Board of Duke University Press and on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. She has served on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association and is currently the MLA representative to the American Council of Learned Societies; she recently completed a term as President of the American Studies Association. She has a secondary appointment in Women's Studies, is on the steering committee of ISIS (Information Sciences + Information Studies) and is a member of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and an affiliate of the Trent Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Institute for Global Health.

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The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
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