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WS Series: James Diedrick

Sponsored by the Department of English and made possible by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Luchsinger Fireplace Lounge, Alston Campus Center


Professor Jim Diedrick of the Department of English will read from his new book Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters. James Diedrick (B.A., Western Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Washington) served as Associate Dean of the College at Agnes Scott from 2005 to August 2013, before joining the English Department full-time starting with the 2013-14 academic year. Prior to Agnes Scott he taught at the University of Washington, Chapman University, Albion College (Michigan), and the Newberry Library (Chicago). At Agnes Scott he teaches courses in British Literature & Culture, Global Modernism, Fiction and Film, non-fiction writing, composition and graphic memoirs. His scholarly interests include Victorian Studies, Victorian poetry, the British novel, and Film Studies. In addition to the biography Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters (University of Virginia Press, 2016), Diedrick's publications include a co-edited anthology of essays on Stanley Kubrick, Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film and the Uses of History (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006); and a critical monograph on the contemporary British novelist Martin Amis (University of South Carolina Press, first edition, 1995; revised and expanded edition, 2004). His 2014 essay “You Are in Good Company” for the University of London conference New Directions in Fin de Siècle Studies discusses the process of writing the biography of Mathilde Blind. Book signing to follow.  This event is free and open to the public.