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February 15, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Student Center #10 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students

Erin E. Edwards is an Associate Professor of English from Miami University. Her recent book, The Modernist Corpse: Posthumanism and the Posthumous, was published by The University of Minnesota Press in 2018. The Modernist Corpse unearths the critically important but previously buried life of the corpse, which occupies a unique place between biology and technology, the living and the dead. Exploring the posthumous as the posthuman, Erin E. Edwards argues that the corpse is central to understanding relations between the human and its “others,” including the animal, the machine, and the thing. Edwards turns critical attention to innovative readings of canonical thinkers such as William Faulkner, Jean Toomer, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes, and Gertrude Stein, offering new insights into the intersections among race, gender, technical media, and matter presumed to be dead. Edwards’s expansive approach to modernism includes diverse materials such as Hollywood film, experimental photography, autopsy discourses, and the comic strip Krazy Kat, producing a provocatively broad understanding of the modernist corpse and its various “lives.” Professor Edwards will be delivering a lecture comprised of material from her book, followed by a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please contact Visual Culture Student Group at 3135771010 or diana.rosenberger@wayne.edu.