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American Studies Lecture Series
 
 
Date: 18 March 2009 
 

AMERICAN STUDIES LECTURE SERIES DOUBLE-HEADER

1. Environmental Management as Cultural Work in the U.S.

Talk by Professor Richard P. Horwitz
Emeritus Professor of American Studies, University of Iowa

Richard P. Horwitz is a Senior Fellow of the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of Iowa. He is currently working as a researcher, writer, and consultant on cultural issues in environmental affairs - analyzing and assisting communication among policymakers, scientists, first responders, and the public. He is a Consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and since 2002 has produced and maintained all State plans for dealing with environmental emergencies.

2. The Shadow of Canton in Herman Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’ (1855)

Talk by Dr. Kendall Johnson
Associate Professor, Swarthmore College

Kendall Johnson is an Associate Professor of Early American Literature at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, and Fulbright Visiting Associate Professor in American Studies 2008-2009 at The University of Hong Kong. His book Henry James and the Visual was recently published by Cambridge University Press and he has published essays on Native American literature. He is currently conducting research on early United States trade and diplomacy in Canton for his next book Speculative Democracy: Characterizing the Corporation in the American Literature before the Civil War.

Date: March 18, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Venue: M151, Main Building, HKU

Please click on the following link to download the poster: http://www.hku.hk/smlc/images/asttalk.pdf

For enquiries, please contact Dr Peter Swirski, American Studies Director - pswirski@hku.hk

 
 
     
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