Comparative Literature Luncheon series features talk by Roopika Risam

April 02, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English and English Education and coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies at Salem State University, will present “Insurgents of Academe: Historicizing Public Humanities in the African Dispora," at 12:15 p.m. April 8, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Risam's monograph, "New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy" was published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. She is also co-editor of The Digital Black Atlantic for the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (University of Minnesota Press). 

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 Center for Humanities and Information.

Last Updated April 08, 2019