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"Agricultural Imperialism and US Literature"

The intricacies of “settling” the land – mixing the soil with the labor of people’s hands (according to John Locke) – has received relatively little attention in settler colonial studies. This talk reflects on the history of American agricultural colonialism and its literary representation, on the micropolitics of “taking” and changing the land, of saving soils and seeds from the grip of “national sacrifice.” Examples will be taken from diverse writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Leslie Marmon Silko, Linda Hogan, Diane Wilson, and Ruth Ozeki.
Time
Tuesday, 07.11.23 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Event format
Event
Topic
"Soil, Seeds, and Sacrifice: Agricultural Imperialism and US Literature"
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Gesa Mackenthun
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Location
IAAK, Rabinstr. 8
Room
SR 6
Reservation
not required
Organizer
North American Studies, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
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