Disaffection as Resistance: Race, Gender, and the Cultural Politics of Unfeeling

Dr. Xine Yao (Lecturer in American Literature to 1900, University College London) will discuss her new book Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke UP 2021) in a conversation moderated by Emily Mulvihill (PhD Student in English, UCR).

Dr. Yao's honors include Duke University Press’s Scholars of Color First Book Award and the American Studies Association’s Yasuo Sakakibara Essay Prize. Their research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is a BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker and the co-host of PhDivas Podcast.

Sponsored by the Performing Difference working group of the Faculty Commons and Center for Ideas and Society

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Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am

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