CPS Lecture: Sarah Rivett

"Sea-Ravens and the Terrestrial Limits of Natural History"
19th-century image of a raven, in black and white, standing in front of trees, from W. Tiler’s The Natural History of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects (1862).
From W. Tiler, The Natural History of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects (Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1862).
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Heller 1210

271 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio: Sarah Rivett is Professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England (2011) and Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation (2017). Professor Rivett is currently writing a book on the raven as a literary symbol from The Book of Genesis to Edgar Allan Poe and from the classical stories of the Haida, Tlingit and other Indigenous literatures of the Pacific West. Tentatively titled Raven’s Land, this book rereads American literary history through raven stories that contest U.S. settler colonialism by disrupting origins myths

Abstract:

This is a hybrid event. To access the zoom meeting, select the following link: https://z.umn.edu/Rivett

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