Please join the Department of English for a lecture by Ulla Haselstein (Department of Literature, John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies at the Free University Berlin) "Serial Compositions as Explanation: On the Making of Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans" on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:00PM in the Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall 201.
Ulla Haselstein is a leading European scholar of American literature and the work of Gertrude Stein in particular. Author of works on psychoanalysis and hermeneutics as well as on American literature and culture between 1661 and 1861, she has also co-edited volumes on "50 years of American Studies in Germany" (2005), "the power and politics of the aesthetic in American culture" (2006), and "the pathos of authenticity: American literary imaginations of the real" (2010). Her essays on Stein include: "Gertrude Stein's Portraits of Picasso and Matisse" (New Literary History, 2003); "Modernist Portraiture: Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein" (2008); "A New Kind of Realism: Flaubert's Trois Contes and Stein's Three Live" (Comparative Literature, Winter 2009), "Tender Buttons: Stein et ses portraits des choses" (Carrefour Stieglitz, 2012). In the present lecture Professor Haselstein will be extending the account of "Gertrude Stein and seriality" she published in the Blackwell Companion to Modern United States Fiction (2010).