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Slum Lore: What Cultural Studies can tell us about Urban Inequality

Slum Lore: What Cultural Studies can tell us about Urban Inequality
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Sep 15th, 3:00 pm End: Sep 15th, 4:30 pm
Interest Categories: Urban, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS), Cinema, 2000-
Talk by David Pike, American University

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies presents

Slum Lore: What Cultural Studies can tell us about Urban Inequality

David Pike (American University) is Chair of the Department of Literature (June 2016-May 2019). His most recent book is Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World (U of Toronto P, 2012). He is the author of Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of Modern Urban Culture, 1800-2001 (Cornell UP, 2007); Subterranean Cities: The World beneath Paris and London 1800-1945 (Cornell UP), shortlisted for the 2006 Modernist Studies Association book prize; Passage through Hell: Modernist Descents, Medieval Underworlds (Cornell UP), recipient of the 1997 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1997; and articles on medieval literature, modernism, film, neo-Victorianism, subterranea, urban fantasy, global urban culture, and Paris and London. He is co-author of Literature: A World of Writing (see link at lower right) and co-general editor of the Longman Anthology of World Literature. In addition to urban culture and the underground, he teaches courses on European and Canadian cinema, film noir, the western, modernism, Dante, Roman literature, and the novel. From 1993 to 1995, Professor Pike was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University. Current projects include cold-war culture after the cold war, the 19th century city after the 19th century, and a cultural history of the slum.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at 416 946 8464.


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