Esteemed Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies to Deliver Rooke Lecture February 11


Ann Cvetkovitch First Speaker of 2010 Trent Lecture Series

Thursday, February 4, 2010, Peterborough

The Department of English at Trent University is pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Cvetkovitch, Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the first lecture of the 2010 Rooke Lecture Series on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Sadleir House (751 George St. N.)

Internationally recognized for her compelling work on academic discourse, arts-based practice, and contemporary politics, Dr. Cvetkovitch will speak on "Photographing Objects:  Art as Queer Archival Practice."

In addition to her position with the University of Texas, Dr. Cvetkovitch is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. She also co-edited “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online. Currently, she co-edits GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and is writing a book called Depression: A Public Feelings Project. Dr. Cvetkovitch is co-chair of the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster and a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant for the Difficult Dialogues program.

Second Rooke Lecture – February 25
The eleventh annual Rooke Lecture Series continues on Thursday, February 25 with a lecture by Dr. Mohammad Salama, assistant professor and coordinator of the Arabic Program at San Francisco State University. He will deliver a talk entitled "Disciplining Islam: Spectacles of Violence in Colonial Egypt" at 7:30 p.m. in The Trend at Catharine Parr Traill College.

Professor Salama's edited volume Colonial Discontinuities: Race, Holocaust, and Post-War Germany is forthcoming from Columbia University Press in the summer of 2010, and his book, Islam, Orientalism, and Intellectual History will appear in the fall of 2010.

The Rooke Lectures
The Rooke Lectures, which have been presented annually since 1998, honour the memory of the late Barbara Rooke, who was chair of Trent University's Department of English Literature from 1969 to 1973.

All Rooke Lectures are free and open to the public.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Suzanne Bailey, Acting Chair, Department of English Literature, Trent University, 705-748-1011 ext. 7732