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Paul Lauter
Paul Lauter
Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English, Trinity College

"Organizing the Humanities: A Case Study of the Heath Anthology"
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Thu., Sep. 2, 2010, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Co-sponsored by the Hall Center and the Department of English

Paul Lauter is the Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and General Editor of the groundbreaking Heath Anthology of American Literature. Lauter’s most recent books include From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park (Duke, 2001), an edited volume with Ann Fitzgerald titled Literature, Class, and Culture (Longmans, 2001), an edition of Thoreau’s Walden and “Civil Disobedience,” and a new Blackwell Companion to American Literature and Culture (2010).

Lauter has also organized a new anthology of American literature for students in Asia that will be published by Cambridge University Press. His most recent article, “From Multiculturalism to Immigration Shock” appeared in the first number of the Journal of Transnational American Studies.

Professor Lauter has served as President of the American Studies Association (of the United States), as Peace Education Secretary and Director of Peace Studies for the American Friends Service Committee, and executive director of the U.S. Servicemen’s Fund. During 1964–65 he worked in freedom schools in Mississippi and in 1967 he became director of the first community school project in the nation, at Adams-Morgan in Washington, D.C. He was one of the founders of The Feminist Press and its treasurer and an editor for fourteen years.

In 2006 he was awarded the American Studies Association’s Bode-Pearson prize for lifetime achievement in American Studies. Earlier he had received the Jay Hubbell Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Study of the American Literature Section, Modern Language Association.

 

 

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