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Caroline Levander

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)

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.
 

If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.

 

AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced

 

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