[Blueboard] Invitation to the Department of English Lecture Series

Department of English [LS] english.soh at ateneo.edu
Mon Sep 11 10:58:07 +08 2017

The Department of English invites you to a lecture by Ross Forman titled
“Literature and the Global City.” The lecture will be held on Sept. 11,
2017, 6:30 PM, at Faber 302, Ateneo de Manila University.

*About the lecturer*

Dr. Ross Forman is Associate Professor, and teaches on the English and
Comparative Literary Studies program of Warwick University. He joined
Warwick in 2011 after teaching at the National University of Singapore for
four years. He previously worked for the Centre for Asian and African
Literatures, based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
University of London, and jointly run by SOAS and University College
London. Dr. Forman is the Principal Investigator, along with Professor
Sandra Vasconcelos of the University of São Paulo of the British Academy
Newton Mobility Network on "The Novel without Frontiers" and the two-year
SPRINT Project on the same topic funded by Warwick and the São Paulo
Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Dr. Forman’s main research focus is British imperialism during the long
ninteenth century, with a special interest in the relationship between
Britain and China and Southeast Asia, as well as Latin America. He also
works in the areas of postcolonial literatures and cultures, diaspora
literature, and queer studies.

Dr. Forman’s book *China and the Victorian Imagination,
<http://tinyurl.com/lybpp3w>* which considers the role of China and the
Chinese in British literature and culture from the 1840s to 1911, was
released by Cambridge University Press in 2013. *China and the Victorian
Imagination *won the Rudikoff Prize for best first book in Victorian
Studies (awarded in 2015). He is also working on a project on the reception
of Asian material culture in Britain and the empire during the
nineteenth-century, covering such topics as food, imperial exhibtions,
early film, and the representation of torture in popular British narrative.

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