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PROFESSOR PAUL SAINT-AMOUR TO SPEAK ON “STRUCTURES OF ANTHROPOCENTRIC FEELING”: The English Department’s Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series is delighted to present a talk by Paul Saint-Amour, the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. His talk, “Does a Cliff Have a Face: On Structures of Anthropocentric Feeling,” will take place on Thursday, 1/17, from 3:30-5pm in 1210 McClung Tower.

Professor Saint-Amour works on Victorian and modernist literature and has special interests in the novel, law, trauma, visual culture, and sound studies. He was awarded the MLA first book prize for his book The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination(Cornell, 2003). His most recent work, Tense Futures: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form(Oxford, 2015), won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and the MLA’s Matei Calinescu Prize. His current book project explores questions of ethics, affect, and scale in the environmental humanities. His fascinating work reaches across disciplines and historical periods; students interested in 19th- and 20th-century literature, philosophy, and law are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisi Schoenbach at

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