(M)Other Seacole's Wonderful Adventures: Claiming the English Family in the Crimea


a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Elahe Haschemi Yekani

April 4, Monday
12:30 to 1:45 pm
Elahe Haschemi Yekani, English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin
Situated at the interdisciplinary intersections of literary and cultural studies combining approaches from gender studies, postcolonial and queer studies, this project seeks to scrutinize conceptions of subjectivity and the family in the English novel. Central questions to the project are: in how far is the establishment of a ‘universal’ family (which becomes indispensable for the conception of modern subjectivity) reliant on narratives of the Other, the disavowed and excluded and how is the affective relationship of the white middle-class heterosexual family to be thought of in relation to space, migration and nation building.
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741
between University Place and Broadway
(wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place, between 11th and 12th Streets)
Part of the Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series — bring your own lunch and we’ll provide beverages and dessert!
Elahe Haschemi Yekani studied English and American Studies as well as Theatre Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Westminster, London. In 2009, she completed her PhD with a dissertation entitled The Privilege of Crisis on narratives of colonial and postcolonial masculinities which received the Britcult Award for the best new monograph in the field of British cultural studies awarded by the German Association for the Study of British Cultures. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies at HU Berlin. From 2005-2007 she was a scholarship holder at the Graduate Research Group “Gender as a Category of Knowledge” funded by the German Research Foundation. Her research interests comprise: Queer Studies and Postcolonial Theory, British fiction, Gender and Intersectionality. Publications include: The Privilege of Crisis: Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film (Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus, 2011) (forthcoming); Quer durch die Geisteswissenschaften: Perspektiven der Queer Theory (ed. with B. Michaelis, Berlin 2005); Erlöser. Figurationen männlicher Hegemonie (ed. with S. Glawion and J. Husmann-Kastein, Bielefeld 2007).
This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.  If you need any accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.
For more information, please call 212-992-9540 or email csgs(at)nyu.edu.