Visiting English professor hosts lecture and workshop Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Paula Rabinowitz, professor of English at University of Minnesota, will give a lecture and lead a workshop during a two-day visit to Washington University in St. Louis.

Her lecture, “Paperbacks: Pulp Modernism, Demotic Reading and Censorship in Cold War America,” will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

Rabinowitz also will lead a workshop for American Culture Studies graduate students titled “The Materials of Culture: How to Do Work on Clothes” at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1. Both events will be held in Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of English along with the American Culture Studies, Comparative Literature and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies programs, all in Arts & Sciences.

Rabinowitz is a well-published researcher of American materialist-feminist cultural studies, and both of these events will draw on information from her forthcoming book, American Pulp (Princeton, 2014).

The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss Rabinowitz’s four-volume project, Habits of Being, which she is co-editing with Cristina Giorcelli (Accessorizing the Body, 2011; Exchanging Clothes, 2012; Fashioning the Nineteenth Century, 2014; Extravagance and Everyday Wear, 2015).