The American Literatures and Cultures Workshop is pleased to present:
Professor Brian Edwards, Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literary Studies, and American Studies, Northwestern University, presenting work from his forthcoming book:
After the American Century: Ends of Circulation in Casablanca, Cairo, and Tehran
The book examines the circulation of American culture and its forms in contemporary North Africa and the Middle East in order to make an argument about the transnational movement of culture in the digital age counter to prevailing notions in both literary studies and public and cultural diplomacy. The project involves fieldwork and collaborative research teams, and includes close readings of contemporary Moroccan, Egyptian, and Iranian literature, film, graphic novels, and popular culture.
Dr. Edwards’s paper is part of the ongoing series in the American Literatures and Cultures workshop dedicated to the study of American literatures in a global context.
Wednesday, March 14 in Rosenwald 405, 4:30pm.
Refreshments will be provided.
Anyone needing assistance to participate fully in this event should contact the coordinator of the American Literatures and Cultures workshop at aleighdavis (at) uchicago.edu or tusler (at) uchicago.edu.