Dear Workshop,

On Thursday, January 27, Jerome Tharaud, Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department will present the introduction to his dissertation:

“Evangelical Space: Art, Experience, and the Ethical Landscape in America, 1820-1860”

Time: 12:00, Thursday, January 27, 2011
Place: Swift Hall, Room TBA
Food: Snacks provided, feel free to bring your lunch!
Paper: Copies of the essay can be made available by emailing

Here is a little preview of Jerome’s paper:

Evangelical print taught readers, in other words, to blur the boundaries between first-hand observation and information on a page, and between direct action and benevolence by proxy. It taught them to make media an ethical extension of themselves. Evangelical space refers to the combination of all three of these strategies—print distribution, spatial representation, and formal transparency—in order to reshape the ethical space of readers.

Thanks, and I hope to see you there!

– Paul Chang

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