Reconsidering Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. A Symposium, Part I
A symposium on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric."...
Maria Windell is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is completing the manuscript for her first book project, Sentimental Diplomacy: US Literary History and the Transamerican Nineteenth Century, which argues that as the US reacted to and intervened in conflicts such as the Haitian Revolution, the US-Mexican War, and Cuba’s wars for independence, a particular thread of sentimental discourse actively engaged anxieties about national identity, permeable national boundaries, and the expanding US imperial presence. Her second book project, Novel Imperial Imaginaries: Early US Military, Diplomatic, and Literary History, explores how late-18th-century and 19th-century military and diplomatic writings reconfigure US literary developments. Her work has appeared in such journals as Nineteenth-Century Literature and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.