New Book by Mai-Lin Cheng: “British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest”

A new book by CSWS faculty affiliate Mai-Lin Cheng “explores the importance to Romantic literature of a concept of human interest.” British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest was published in December 2017 by Bucknell University Press and co-published by Rowman & Littlefield. It is part of Bucknell’s Series in Transits: Literature, Thought & […]

New Exhibit | Creative Commonplacing

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A new exhibit is now on view during the Winter 2018 term in the Paulson Reading Room in Special Collections and University Archives at Knight Library titled Creative Commonplacing: The Facets of Book Love. 
Students of Professor Mai-Lin Cheng’s Fall 2017 course HC421, “Book Love: Or, Reading Commonplaces,” curated this exhibit […]

In Memory: Ursula K. Le Guin

January 23, 2018—Like so many others, we are saddened to learn of the passing on Monday of the great writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The news came through a breaking news announcement in the New York Times.
Ursula Le Guin has been a friend to CSWS, appearing as the keynote speaker at our 2013 40th Anniversary […]

7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

[ April 25, 2018; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Free & open to the public
7th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
“The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories”
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Panel Discussion: April 25, 3:00 – 4:30 PM  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) Ford Lecture Hall, 1430 Johnson Lane, 97403 UO campus
Light reception: 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall

Laila Lalami, award-winning novelist and […]

“Defective and Deficient: Thinking about ‘Bad’ Bodies” — Eli Clare

[ May 17, 2018; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free event
Limited seating

“All too many people and communities are named defective and deficient in a thousand different ways. Those words are weapons used to create ‘bad’ and disposable body-minds. Through poetry, storytelling, and history, Eli Clare unpacks the power of ‘defective,’ exploring how it is rooted in ableism and wielded by […]

Queer History Lecture features Princeton scholar Regina Kunzel

[ April 11, 2018; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Free & open to the public
 “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”
Queer History Lecture

Regina Kunzel holds the Doris Stevens Chair and is professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Kunzel’s work focuses on histories of sexuality in carceral spaces, and on the twined histories […]