Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature talk by UNC Greensboro's Mark Rifkin

Devon C. Johnson
October 09, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Rifkin, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will present “Among Ghost Dances: Sarah Winnemucca and the Production of Tribal Identity” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Rifkin is the author of six books: “Fictions of Land and Flesh: Blackness, Indigeneity, Speculation” (forthcoming, Duke University Press); “Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination” (Duke University Press, 2017); “Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance” (University of Minnesota Press, 2014); “The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination” (University of Minnesota Press, 2012); “When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty” (Oxford University Press, 2011); and “Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space” (Oxford University Press, 2009). He also co-edited the award-winning special issue "Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity" (A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies), and he has served as president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit http://complit.la.psu.edu/news-events/comp-lit-luncheon-series. This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Asian Studies.

Last Updated October 09, 2018