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Slow Violence and Environmental Story Telling

February 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Portrait image of Rob Nixon wearing a white shirt and two earrings

2012 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture:

Rob Nixon

Rachel Carson Professor of English, UW-Madison


Rob Nixon is the Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the author of London Calling. V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin (Oxford); Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood. South African Culture and the World Beyond (Routledge); and Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy (Picador). His book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in spring 2011. Professor Nixon is a frequent contributor to the New York Times; his writing has also appeared in The New YorkerAtlantic MonthlyLondon Review of BooksTimes Literary SupplementVillage VoiceThe NationThe GuardianOutsideChronicle of Higher EducationThe IndependentCritical InquirySocial TextSlateSouth Atlantic QuarterlyTransitionCultural CritiqueContemporary LiteratureJournal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial StudiesArielModern Fiction StudiesNew FormationsBlack Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, and elsewhere.


February 1, 2012
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 North Orchard Street
Madison, 53703 United States