Denison's Beck Series Presents Literature Critic
Date of Event: October 19, 2006
Posted: October 9, 2006
The Harriet Ewens Beck Visiting Writers Series at Denison University presents author and critic Henry Abelove at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 19) in the Barney Davis Board Room. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Abelove is the author of two books, "The Evangelist of Desire: John Wesley and the Methodists" and "Deep Gossip," and has co-edited two others, "Visions of History" and "The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader." He has published articles and essays in various journals, including The Yale Journal of Criticism, The Huntington Library Quarterly, Dissent, The Radical History Review, The William and Mary Quarterly, and The Harvard Theological Review.
Abelove earned his bachelor's degree and Harvard College and a master's degree and his doctorate from Yale University. He served on the editorial board of the Wesleyan University Press and of three journals, 18th Century Studies, Genders, and the Journal of Homosexuality. He was director of Wesleyan University's Center for Humanities. Currently, Abelove serves as Wesleyan University's Wilbur Fisk Osbourne Professor of English.
Abelove was awarded Wesleyan University's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he also has been appointed to the Stanley Kelly Jr. Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He focuses his teaching on 18th century British literature and culture, the American transcendentalists, and queer theory. Abelove is at work on a book about the philosopher Geroge Berkeley and colonialism. He is also planning to write a book on gay liberation and its cultural expressions.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Harriet Ewens Beck Fund hosts Henry Abelove; 4:30 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 19), Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
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