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AMST Speaker Series: Dr. Jodi Byrd, “Empire’s Dead”
February 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The American Studies Speaker Series presents “Empire’s Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and the Cultural Politics of Settling,” a public lecture by Dr. Jodi A. Byrd. Dr. Byrd is a Faculty Affiliate for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and an Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Byrd’s talk explores the temporalization of Indigenous peoples as part of a long lost and undead past that continues to unsettle the speculative genres of horror and science fiction, and considers how the uncivil, the savage, and the zombie inflect how we imagine possible decolonial futures. Co-sponsored by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Department of History, and the Center for the Study of the American South.