6-9 juin 2017 Strasbourg (France)

Conférenciers invités > Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones is the Frederick P. Rehmus Family Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. He is the author of Strange Talk: The Politics of Dialect Literature in Gilded Age America (University of California Press, 1999), American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945 (Princeton University Press, 2007), and Failure and the American Writer: A Literary History (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has published articles on George W. Cable, Theodore Dreiser, W.E.B. DuBois, Sylvester Judd, Paule Marshall, Mark Twain, and Herman Melville, in journals such as American Literary History, New England Quarterly, and African American Review. He is currently writing a book about John Steinbeck's visions and revisions of twentieth-century American history, provisionally titled Race, Species, Planet: John Steinbeck's Experiments.


His talk during this conference will be:“Happiness in the Great Depression: The Ironies of Poverty in Literature and Photography.”

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