CENCIA is proud to spotlight the varied and dynamic research happening at Georgia State University by hosting a series of lectures and readings of recently published works by faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature Marie Sumner Lott gives an overview of her newly published book on Romantic chamber music, The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities. Dr. Sumner Lott examines both the well-known and unknown music of this period and brings the everyday experiences of middle-class music lovers to life for today’s readers.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 1 p.m.
Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Amira Jarmakani presents excerpts from her latest book, An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror. Dr. Jarmakani seeks to help us understand how the war on terror works – and how love perseveres – by exploring the increased popularity of desert romance stories concurrent with the war on terror.
Harcourt Fuller presents
Un-Free Money: Free Labor, Money and Nationalism, from Confederate Georgia to Colonial Ghana
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
Assistant Professor of History Harcourt Fuller expands on the themes of nation-building explored in his 2014 book, Building the Ghanaian Nation-State: Kwame Nkrumah Symbolic Nationalism, and relates them to events in Georgia’s own political and social history.
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 1 p.m.
Assistant Professor of English and Director of Literary Studies Mark Noble examines writers who rethink the human in material terms in his newest book, American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens. Dr. Noble turns to poets who have long asked what our shared materiality can tell us about ourselves.
All lectures are held in the Troy Moore Library, located on the 23rd floor of 25 Park Place.