Katherine Joslin, professor of English at Western Michigan University and a 1970 graduate of Oakland University, will present a lecture, “Jane Addams: A Female Revolutionary,” on Monday, November 12, 2007, at 7 p.m. on the campus of Oakland University in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms (upper level). Joslin is the author of the acclaimed biography Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life.
Joslin, a renowned Addams scholar, considers the literary nature of Addams’s sociopolitical writing and focuses on Addams as a writer with a “moral imagination.” Legacy reviewer Grace Farrell, of Butler University, applauds Joslin’s biography as a groundbreaking work in regaining for Addams “a well-deserved reputation as an important literary figure: we must now reread her.”
Joslin’s visit is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Celebrating Liberal Arts committee. This year’s Celebrating Liberal Arts theme is “Revolution.”
For more information on Katherine Joslin’s visit, call OU’s Department of English at (248) 370-2251.
Other information on Professor Joslin:
"OU alum, WMU professor to lecture on Jane Addams." The News@OU: Campus News, October 23, 2007.
Katherine Joslin, Department of English, Western Michigan University
Books, book chapters, and articles by Joslin owned by the OU Library:
Joslin, Katherine. Jane Addams, a Writer's Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. (Link to OU Library Catalog record)
Beer, Janet, and Katherine Joslin. "Diseases of the Body Politic: White Slavery in Jane Addams' A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil and Selected Short Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Journal of American Studies 33.1 (1999): 1-18. (Link to article for OU faculty, staff, students, and on campus users)
Joslin, Katherine. "The Age of Innocence and the Bohemian Peril." Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence: Complete Text with Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays. Ed. Carol J. (ed and introd ). Singley. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, x, 2000. 411-414. (Link to OU Library Catalog record)
---. "Finding the Self at Home: Chopin's the Awakening and Cather's the Professor's House." Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou. Ed. Lynda S. (ed &. introd ). Boren, Sara deSaussure Davis, and Cathy N. (fwd ). Davidson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, xiii, 1992. 166-179. (Link to OU Library Catalog record)
---. "Slum Angels: The White-Slave Narrative in Theodore Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt." Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation. Ed. Susan L. (ed and introd ). Roberson. Columbia, MO: U of Missouri P, vii, 1998. 106-120. (Link to OU Library Catalog record)
---. "Turning Zola Inside Out: Jane Addams and Literary Naturalism." Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. (ed and preface) Papke. Knoxville, TN: U of Tennessee P, xv, 2003. 276-288. (Link to OU Library Catalog record)
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