Kristin Bluemel, Ph.D., professor of English and Wayne D. McMurray Endowed Chair, will be a guest lecturer at Kansas State University, delivering a talk, “Peter Rabbit, Metropolitan Modernism, and Rural Modernity,” on Oct. 15, 2020. The lecture uses the familiar, delightful tales of Beatrix Potter, written well over 100 years ago, to argue for inclusion of Potter in scholarly and critical narratives of modernism and modern women’s history. It seeks to bridge the typically distinct fields of children’s literature, British modernism, and art history. Kansas State University’s English Department is renowned for having one of the world’s top children’s literature faculties and programs.
Postponed twice due to the pandemic, Bluemel’s talk will now be delivered via zoom.