Alan Bewell lecture, “Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History.”

February 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB

Alan Bewell is Professor and Chair of English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Wordsworth and the Enlightenment: Nature, Man, and Society in the Experimental Poetry (Yale University Press, l989) and Romanticism and Colonial Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).  He also edited Medicine and the West Indian Slave Trade (Pickering and Chatto, 1999), which provides primary materials on medicine and slavery during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In addition to receiving research grants from SSHRC, Professor Bewell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of the Northrop Frye Award at the University of Toronto for excellence in teaching and research. He currently serves on a number of editorial boards, among these Studies in Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and the Palgrave series, The Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Cultures of Print.

Professor Bewell’s visit is sponsored by UI’s Department of English and the Obermann Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Working Group, Technologies and Geographies of Cultural Transfer.