Richard Jean So, Assistant Professor of English & Cultural Analytics, McGill University

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

5 pm, Barker Hall 114

Co-sponsored by the Harvard English Department American Literature and Race & Ethnicity Colloquia

Professor Richard Jean So from McGill University will be giving a presentation on “Race and Distant Reading” from his current book project The Data of Cultural Inequality: American Codes of Race and Writing, 1950-2000. So’s first book, Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network (Columbia UP, 2016) was a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association’s First Book Prize. His most recent articles have appeared in journals including PMLAAmerican Literary HistoryMLQ, and Critical Inquiry, in addition to the GuardianLARBNew Republic, and Atlantic Monthly.