Paul K. Saint-Amour, associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Intimations of Extinction, or The New Archival Gaze" Thurs., Apr. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center 128.
Professor Saint-Amour teaches and writes about Victorian and Modernist literature. His monograph, The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination (Cornell, 2003), won the Modern Language Association's prestigious Prize for a First Book. His scholarship on topics including the novel, law, trauma, and visual culture has been published in such journals as Comparative Literature Studies, Diacritics, Modernism/Modernity, James Joyce Quarterly, and Representations. He is the editor of the collection Modernism and Copyright (Oxford, 2010), and the co-editor of the Modernist Latitudes book series at Columbia University Press. His current book project is titled Archive, Bomb, Civilian: Modernism in the Shadow of Total War.
After receiving his B.A. from Yale, Professor Saint-Amour completed his Ph.D. in English from Stanford University. He taught at Pomona College before arriving at the University of Pennsylvania.