Alan Bewell presents "Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB
251 West Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA

Alan Bewell, Professor and Chair of English at the University of Toronto, presents "Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History." Bewell is currently completing a monograph of the same name which discusses the manner in which the global transport and exchange of plants, animals, and natural commodities shaped how the British came to understand themselves, English nature, and the natural world. He is also at work on another book entitled Romanticism and Mobility, which studies how Romantics reacted to a world of moving people, things, and ideas.