Please join the Department of English for a lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan: "W.E.B. Du Bois's Black Flame Trilogy and Midcentury Fabrications of Peace."
Sheehan is an Associate Professor of English and a core faculty member in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. Her research and teaching interests are in late-nineteenth and twentieth century American and British literatures, visual and material culture, fashion theory, periodical studies, affect studies, studies of race and ethnicity and feminist theory. She is editing a book on fashion and literature for Cambridge University Press's Critical Concept Series and writing a monograph about how texts and textiles shape conceptions of peace during the twentieth century.
Her previous monograph, Modernism à la Mode: Fashion and the Ends of Literature (Cornell University Press 2018), argues that fashion describes the limits and possibilities for modernist aesthetic and political transformation, which continue to shape accounts of the uses of literature and literary criticism. Sheehan also co-edited Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion (University of New Hampshire Press 2011), an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores how fashion shaped ideas and experiences of femininity in Europe and North America from 1850 to 1940. In addition, she has published essays on Black internationalism and beauty culture, fashion magazines and periodicity, avant-garde dress design and writers including Virginia Woolf, Jessie Fauset and W.E.B. Du Bois in Modern Fiction Studies, the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, and the collections Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939, Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops and A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance.
This event is virtual and available to attend through this zoom link.