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Barbaric Modernities by Hyeryung Hwang
September 22 @ 7:00 pm CDT
29th Annual Emmett Lecture to feature Hyeryung Hwang
A longstanding tribute by the Pittsburg State University English Department to a former professor of English brings to campus authors and scholars who can inspire and inform students, faculty, and other guests.
This year, the series continues on Sept. 22 with a presentation by Hyeryung Hwang, a multidisciplinary teacher-scholar with research and teaching experience in the fields of world literature and cinema, theories of imperialism and colonialism, and peripheral aesthetics and politics.
Her research projects draw on both East Asia and South America. At PSU, her talk will be called “Barbaric Modernities” and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Governor’s Room in the Overman Student Center. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room.
Each year, the honor is given to the winning author of the best literary article published in the Midwest Quarterly. The Emmett Lecture is sponsored by the Emmett family, the PSU English Department, and The Midwest Quarterly in memory of the late Victor J. Emmett Jr., who for 23 years was a professor of English.
For more information, contact Celia Patterson, chair of the English Department, at 620-235-4689 or visit pittstate.edu/english.
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