Mary Louise Pratt: "Linked In, Left Out, Uplifted, Downloaded: The Ecology of Language in a Globalizing World"
On Thursday, October 29, at 3:30 in 1117UCC, Pratt will deliver the Sixth Charles A. Hale Lecture, titled "Linked In, Left Out, Uplifted, Downloaded: The Ecology of Language in a Globalizing World,” and co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of History.
Pratt is Professor Emerita of Social and Cultural Analysis, Comparative Literature, and Spanish and Portuguese at NYU, where she held the Silver Chair until her recent retirement. Author of the influential book, Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (2nd ed, 2007), among numerous publications, Pratt is recognized for her distinguished scholarship in literary and cultural studies of the Americas. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and former President of the MLA (2003).