Local Americanists: Caleb Smith

May 2, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

Caleb Smith of Yale U will be speaking on "Crime Scenes: Fictions of Security in the Antebellum Borderlands." Doctoral student Susie Compton will offer a response.

Friday, May 2nd, 3:30pm, in 2115 Tawes. A reception will follow.

Caleb Smith is professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and the author of The Oracle and the Curse (2013) and The Prison and the American Imagination (2009). He is working on an edition of “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict,” an 1858 narrative by Austin Reed, an African American inmate of New York’s Auburn State Prison, which will be published by Random House in 2016. His writing on contemporary media and the arts has appeared in Bomb, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paper Monument, Yale Review, and other places. For more on Caleb Smith, see his website: http://calebsmith.commons.yale.edu/

For more information contact: Robert S. Levine (rlevine@umd.edu)