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Rita Barnard Presents "(Post)Apartheid Narrative, Modernism, Temporality"
Start Date: 10/11/2012Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 10/11/2012End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:
Noted South African-born literary critic Professor Rita Barnard will deliver a public lecture entitled "(Post)Apartheid Narrative, Modernism, Temporality." The lecture will address trends in recent South African and world literature and will showcase Professor Barnard’s scholarly interests in South African literature and cultural studies, modernism and global modernities, Students, faculty and members of the public are warmly invited.
Biographical information: South African-born Rita Barnard earned her PhD at Duke University and is currently Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a secondary position as professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and has been a visiting professor at Brown University as well as a Mellon Distinguished lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally a South African scholar working on American literature, she has now become an American-based scholar working on South African literature. Her scholarly output includes the highly regarded monographs The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing, Nathanael West, and Mass Culture in the 1930s (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place (Oxford University Press, 2010).
In 2005 she received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn’s highest teaching award, and, in 2010, she won the SAS Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Liberal and Professional Studies.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Jewish Studies Center  (View Map)
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 953-5682

Main Campus - Jewish Studies Center  (View Map)
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 953-5682
Room: Arnold Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Simon Lewis
Phone: (843) 953-1920
Email: lewiss@cofc.edu
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