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Lecture: "Tropics of Youth: Colonial Modernity and the Case of the Missing Bildungsroman"


Jed Esty, associate professor of English and of critical and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the author of A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England (Princeton University Press, 2004), will give a lecture at Reed.

The lecture is sponsored by the Reed College Division of Literature and Languages.



7 p.m., Thursday, March 2.



Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland (Use east parking lot off of SE Woodstock Blvd.).



Free and open to the public.



For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website at, or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.


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