April 16, 2018 4:00 pm
MONDAY, APRIL 16TH | 4:00PM | DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall
HUMANITIES INSTITUTE LECTURE
WITH SARAH HOGAN (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH), RECIPIENT OF A 2017 SUMMER WRITING GRANT
“EARLY ENGLISH UTOPIAS AND THE CAPITALIST-IMPERIALIST IMAGINARY”
This talk will offer an account of the rise of the utopian literary genre in England, considered in the context of emergent capitalism and colonial expansionism. Drawing upon research from her forthcoming book, Professor Hogan will discuss how utopian authors from Thomas More to John Milton variously reimagined the socio-economic crises and world-changing transitions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Sarah Hogan is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Wake Forest University. She is the author of Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition, a forthcoming monograph of literary criticism from Stanford University Press (May 2018). Her writing on historical, lived, and literary utopias has also appeared in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, The Rumpus and The Collagist.