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Lecture by Martyn Bone, University of Copenhagen

April 13, 2023 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
EPB 304 (Gerber)

Martyn Bone, University of Copenhagen 

"In the penitentiary, on the road, and offshore: the Plantationocene in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing."


Martyn Bone is Associate Professor of American literature at the University of Copenhagen. He was previously an associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi, and a lecturer in American studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Where the New World Is: Literature about the U.S. South at Global Scales (University of Georgia Press, 2018) and The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction (Louisiana State University Press, 2005). He is the editor or coeditor of four other books including Creating and Consuming the American South (2015). During 2022-23, he is on a monograph fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation in Denmark supporting his current book project on the writing of Jesmyn Ward.