In her talk Kristine Kelly, lecturer in the Department of English, reflects on wandering as it figures in the works of digital media artists and storytellers like JR Carpenter and Megan Heyward and also in first-person audio accounts of everyday walkers. These walking stories explore the challenges and pleasures of establishing a sense of place while being, literally, on the move and, also, provoke mobile ways of reading. She suggests that wandering as a practice and theory offers a tool by which one might both recognize and intervene on established geographical, literary, and social orders.
Pre-lecture reception begins at 4:15 pm.
About the speaker:
Kristine Kelly teaches writing in the SAGES program and tutors at the Writing Resource Center. She earned her PhD at Case Western Reserve University and her MA (Literary Studies) at the University of Cape Town. Her research and teaching focus on British colonial and post-colonial Anglophone literature and cultures. She also studies and writes about digital literature and teaches a class on experimental narratives and new media. Click HERE for Kristine Kelly’s website.