Last month, I gave the 2006 Rheney Lecture at Vanderbilt University at the invitation of the English Department’s graduate students. The Rheney series is special because the graduate students nominate and choose which speakers they will bring, and I had a wonderful time meeting and learning about the work of quite a number of graduate students there. I’m particularly grateful to Katherine Fusco, who nominated me for the lecture and made sure that the visit went smoothly.
I’ve now posted a transcript of the talk that I gave. Please use the Comments link below to give me feedback or to pose questions.
[…] [For a more detailed discussion of my section of the Cambridge History of American Literature, please see the transcript of a talk that a gave at Vanderbilt University last month called “Why Emergent Literatures Matter.” For more information about the Cambridge History, click the CHAL link above.] […]