Caroline Levander is the vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives, Carlson Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Rice University. Her latest book is Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen (University of North Carolina Press, 2015), and she is also writing Laying Claim: Imagining Empire on the U.S. Mexico Border (under contract, Oxford University Press. In addition to co-editing a book series, Imagining the Americas, with Oxford University Press, she has co-edited A Companion to American Literary Studies (2011), Teaching and Studying the Americas (2010), Hemispheric American Studies (2008), "The Global South and World Disorder" (2011) and The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader (Rutgers University Press, 2003). She is author of Where is American Literature? (Wiley-Blackwells Manifesto Series, 2013), Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke University, 2006) and Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge University Press 1998 and reprinted paperback 2009). Professor Levander is a former director of Humanities Research Center at Rice University, and is also co-founder of the Americas Colloquium at Rice University and developed the Rice Americas Archive. (Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2010)
Although Harvey has come and gone, many in our community continue to struggle with uncertain physical, temporal, and emotional spaces. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover and heal.
Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.
The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed.
Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks
Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability
Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch
Fall 2017 Study Tour
Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26–Monday, October 30, 2017
Spring 2018 Study Tour
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3–Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar
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