Vanwesenbeeck delivers paper at ACLA conference

Roger Coda

Department of English Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck presented a scholarly paper, “The Great Epic that Wasn’t: Land and Language in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia,” at the annual convention of the American Comparative Literature Association, which was held virtually this year.

The paper formed part of a two-day panel that offered a reassessment of the multilingual and multicultural dimensions of the Midwest, a region all too often presented as the monolithic, white, Anglophone heartland of America.

More information about the panel and the paper may be found at the Mellon Sawyer Seminar website hosted by one of the panel conveners, University of Michigan Professor of Comparative Literature Yopie Prins.

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