[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Malini Johar Schueller

Department of English [LS] english.soh at ateneo.edu
Thu Nov 26 09:15:13 PHT 2015

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary,
and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila
University will be hosting a lecture by Malini Johar Schueller titled “The
Pedagogical Subjects of US Empire and the Case of Bienvenido Santos.” The
lecture will be on Nov. 26, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the 1/f
Faculty Lounge, De la Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

Schueller’s abstract reads: “What is the relationship between language and
historical imagination from the perspective of translation? This talk,
based on the Introduction of my forthcoming book, seeks to organize this
broad theme by situating it in relation to the entwined linguistic
histories of the Philippines and United States. Along the way, it draws
from Emile Benveniste’s description of personal pronouns, Roman Jakobson’s
argument about the linguistic aspects of translation, and the classical
idea of translation as aporetic movement. Each suggests ways to think about
translation as the on-going and essential supplement to all sorts of
exchange and expression in various colonial and post-colonial contexts.
Considered in these ways, we can think of translation as an indispensable
element in the making of events *and* their historical understanding.”

Malini Johar Schueller received her MA from Panjab University, India, in
1979 and her PhD from Purdue University in 1986. A member of the University
of Florida faculty since 1986, she is the author of several books. Her
first book, *The Politics of Voice: Liberalism and Social Criticism from
Franklin to Kingston* (SUNY, 1992) was a Bakhtinian reading of selected
American autobiographies. Her second book, *US Orientalisms: Race, Nation,
and Gender in Literature, 1790–1890* (Michigan, 1998), was a postcolonial
analysis of the construction of the Orient in American culture during the
18th and 19th centuries. She has edited a special issue of Prose Studies
titled “US Personal Narratives and the Subject of Multiculturalism” and has
published a scholarly edition of a slave’s travel narrative, *A Colored Man
Round the World*, by David F. Dorr (Michigan, 1999). She has co-edited
three essay collections, *Messy Beginnings: Postcoloniality and Early
American Studies* (with Edward Watts, Rutgers, 2003), *Exceptional State:
Contemporary US Culture and the New Imperialism* (with Ashley Dawson, Duke
University Press, 2007), and *Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and
Labor* (with Ashley Dawson, University of Michigan Press, 2009). Her latest
book, *Locating Race: Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship*,
critiquing theories and fictions of globalization, and examining forms of
Post-Colonial citizenship formulated by Asian-Americans, African-Americans
and Native-Americans, was published by SUNY Press in 2009.

Her essays have appeared in a journals such as *American Literature*, *American
Literary History*, *Modern Fiction Studies*, *SIGNS*, *Cultural Critique*,
*Genders*, and *Criticism*. Her research interests include US empire
studies, Asian-American studies, postcolonial theory, critical race theory,
and postcolonial women of color.

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
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Quezon City 1108
Tel. no.: 426-6001 local 5310/5311
Telefax: 426-6120
Email: english.soh at ateneo.edu
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