Jumping Publics: Ends of Circulation, A talk by Brian Edwards

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
Obermann Center
111 Church Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Brian Edwards
Jumping Publics: Ends of Circulation

As part of the Circulating Cultures Working Group, Brian T. Edwards (Ph.D. Yale University) will discuss his recent work. As an Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literary Studies, & American Studies at Northwestern University, Edwards teaches and writes about U.S. literature and culture in its international context, globalization and culture, and contemporary literary and cultural production of North Africa and the Middle East. He also directs Northwestern's Program in Middle East and North African Studies. His fields of interest include American studies, Middle East and North African studies, comparative literature, postcolonial and diaspora studies, film, and cultural anthropology.

He is the author of Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express (Duke University Press, 2005), as well as numerous essays and articles in publications including Chicago Tribune, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Public Culture, Michigan Quarterly Review, Foreign Policy, Bookforum, and leading scholarly journals. Edwards is co-editor, with Dilip Gaonkar, of Globalizing American Studies (University of Chicago Press, 2010), a collection of essays that provides global perspectives on US history and culture. In 2009, he edited a portfolio of new Egyptian writing for the NY literary journal A Public Space.

We will send you two articles by Professor Edwards for discussion during this session when you RSVP to erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu. The talk will be at the Obermann Center Library.