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Literary Lecture: “Of Monsters and Militarized Men: Police Terrorism in 1865 and 2017”

Ketner Auditorium

Skyes Building
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28274

The Arts at Queens and the General Education program present literary scholar Dr. Katherine J. Anderson in a talk examining police brutality in our own moment through the lens of police terrorism in the British Empire. Dr. Anderson discusses how the police response to racial protest in the 19th century emerged from cultural expectations for a militant masculinity, as well as from the body’s reaction to a constant state of emergency. As it turns out, what happened in 1865 can tell us a lot about what is happening in 2017. Dr. Anderson is a lecturer in English and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her work appears in Victorian Review and the forthcoming collection “Trauma Tales: Nationhood and National Trauma in Nineteenth-Century Literature.”

Monday, October 30, 2017

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