Februrary 15, 2013: UNH English Department & 18th Century Seminar Present Guest Speaker Suvir Kaul
Join us for a presentation by guest speaker Suvir Kaul, A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Kaul will speak on the topic "Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Empire: British Literature in the Eighteenth Century."
Date: Friday, February 15th
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ham Smith 101
Prof. Kaul has provided the following extract about his presentation: "I will show that eighteenth-century literary texts are a fruitful archive for discussions of the forms and vocabularies of cosmopolitanism, and also venture a larger, more speculative claim: cosmopolitanism, that is the awareness of the mediated relations between provinces and nations, nations and colonies, and between competitive empires in history and in the contemporary moment, enabled 'English Literature' to come into institutional being in the eighteenth century."
Suvir Kaul received his B.A. (Hons.), M.A., and M.Phil degrees from the University of Delhi, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His first job was at the SGTB Khalsa College in Delhi; since then, he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at Stanford University, and at the Jamia Milia Islamia as a Visiting Professor. He has also held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Canterbury at Kent and at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. He teaches courses in Eighteenth-century British Literature, Contemporary South Asian Writing in English, and in Literary and Critical Theory. He has published three books and has edited a collection of essays.
To learn more about Prof. Kaul's work please visit his University of Pennsylvania website: http://www.english.upenn.edu/People/SuvirKaul
This event is co-sponsored by the UNH English Department and 18th Century Seminar. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the UNH English Department for more information about this event: (603) 862-1313.