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Faculty lecture to focus on 9/11 literature

Reshmi Dutt-BallerstadReshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, associate professor of English, will present “The Anxious Canon: Post 9/11 Literatures” Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

Dutt-Ballerstadt will discuss the various modes of anxiety and repercussions produced by 9/11 and the “war on terror” on the lives of ordinary citizens, witnesses and bystanders. She will explain how these “presumed suspects” are being represented in the emerging genre called 9/11 literatures.

Dutt-Ballerstadt joined the Linfield faculty in 2004 and also co-coordinates the Gender Studies program. She is the author of a scholarly monograph “The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant” and her articles and creative writings appear in journals such as The Asian American Renaissance, South Asian Review, Rocky Mountain Review, Saranac Review and others. Her current research investigates the numerous literary representations of 9/11 in a transnational framework.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by a member of the Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.