American Lit finalist, meet&greet, 9 a.m., West 207-R
Two finalists for the American Literature position will be visiting the Tri-Cities and Pullman campuses this week.
Our first candidate, Michelle Balaev, will arrive Sunday afternoon. There is a meet-and greet scheduled in my office, 207R, between 9-10 Monday morning; I encourage you all to stop by, say hello and have a chat.
At 2:00 she will give a research presentation based on her current book project. The talk, “Memory, Culture, and Landscape in American Novels,” will take place in Pullman and will be available via AMS in TC and Vancouver (room here, to be announced).
Our second candidate, Alison Graham-Bertolini, will be here Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before going to Pullman. She will be available to meet with faculty, students and others from 9-10 Friday morning (my office). Her research talk, “Great Vengeance and Furious Anger: The Female Avenger in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Sweat,’” will also be presented in Pullman at 2:00 and delivered via AMS to TC and Vancouver (room to be announced). I’ve attached a copy of Hurston’s story to this email should you wish to read it before the talk.
Thanks in advance for your efforts to meet the candidates, learn about their work, and also in helping them understand what an outstanding place our campus and this university are to work.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Arts and Sciences
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671