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Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College) | "Indigeneity, 'Americanity', Nathaniel Hawthorne's Romance with Settler Colonial Capitalism"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
The Department of English and the Trowbridge Initiative in American Studies
Location
Illini Union 210
Date
Apr 9, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
Contact
Ramon E. Soto-Crespo
E-Mail
ramonsoto123@gmail.com
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This Distinguished Speaker Lecture offers a revisionist understanding of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter by discerning the disavowal of settler colonial “economies of dispossession” as the precondition for “American Renaissance” interpretations of the romance’s characters, themes, narrative, plot, and scene of writing. By placing the narrative's settler colonial strain of racial capitalism into conversation with Indigenous critical studies theorists, Black studies scholars, and critical ethnic studies scholars, Prof. Pease also intends to show how contemporary modes of predatory accumulation re-animate pre-national governance apparatuses of colonization, settlement, and racialization.

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