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Fall 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
David Schmid
Associate Professor of English

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“From the Execution Sermon to Murderabilia: A Brief History of Violence in American Popular Culture”
10:30 AM
City Honors School
186 E. North St., Buffalo

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David Schmid teaches courses in British and American fiction, cultural studies, and popular culture. Born and raised in England, he received his B.A. from Oxford University, his M.A. from the University of Sussex, and his Ph.D. from the Modern Thought and Literature Program at Stanford University. He has published on a variety of subjects, including the nonfiction novel, celebrity, film adaptation, Dracula, and crime fiction and he is the author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. He is currently working on two book-length projects: From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction, and Murder Culture: Why Americans are Obsessed by Homicide.

Spring 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Jason Young
Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies

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“‘To Make the Slave Anew’: Art, History and the Politics of Authenticity”
6:00 PM
Nichols School, Albright 104,
1250 Amherst Street

Jason Young specializes in 19th Century U.S. history and slavery. His current research interests focus on the Black Atlantic; U.S. Slave culture and religion; pre-colonial Kongo. He received his Ph.D from University of California, Riverside.

Fall 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rachel Ablow
Associate Professor of English

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“Pain, Truth and Victorian Literature”
6:00 PM
Nichols School, Albright 104,
1250 Amherst Street

Rachel Ablow teaches and publishes in the areas of Victorian literature and culture; history of the novel; gender and sexuality; history of the emotions. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

ENG 454: Literature and Philosophy: Death and the Limits of Representation with Steven Miller in Clemens Hall

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