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Global Lunchbox: A Reader Is Not a Person: A Comparative Look at Access, Desire, and the Future of the Reading Class (Wendy Griswold)

When: Friday, February 5, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Cindy Pingry  


Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join us for the Global Lunchbox series, a weekly conversational forum hosted by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies featuring work-in-progress by members of the Northwestern community.

Wendy Griswold is Professor of Sociology and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern. She directs the Culture and Society Workshop and is affiliated with the Program of African Studies, the Comparative Literary Studies Program, the Department of English, and the Media, Technology, and Society doctoral program in the School of Communication. She has served as Interim Director for the Program of African Studies.

Professor Griswold is the author of American Guides: The Federal Writers' Project and the Casting of American Culture (2016), Cultures and Societies in a Changing World (4th Edition, 2012), Regionalism and the Reading Class (2008), Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (2000), and Renaissance Revivals: Revenge Tragedy and City Comedy in the London Theatre, 1576 - 1980 (1986).

She is currently doing the following: (1) writing a book on American cultural regionalism, the third volume of a trilogy on culture and place, with a focus on the Mississippi Delta; (2) working on a comparative study of the reading practices of educated youth in twelve countries;  (3) organizing a research symposium on "Global and Local Strategies of Twenty-First Century African Artists"; and (4) studying the changing images of Saint Jerome over a thousand years of European art.

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