IRH | Susan Stanford Friedman’s Scholarly Legacy

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Pyle Center | 702 Langdon St. Madison, WI
@ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Susan Stanford Friedman’s Scholarly Legacy: Unpacking the Planet – Modernisms, Feminisms, Comparisons

A special conference dedicated to the life and legacy of Susan Stanford Friedman (1943–2023) will take place on Saturday, April 6th in the Pyle Center. Susan Stanford Friedman was the Virginia Woolf Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies and former Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. A scholar of literary modernisms, gender, women, global languages and cultures, and planetary life, Professor Friedman was committed to reimagining what the humanities has been, what it now engages, and what lies ahead. Professor Friedman was a trailblazing scholar, a leader recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking research, and a dedicated teacher and adviser to generations of undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Friedman’s contributions as a mentor and friend were felt by a great many people with whom she shared the gift of her brilliance, wisdom, humor, and unfailing support.

This conference celebrates Susan Standford Friedman’s dedication to humanist inquiry as an unfinished disciplinary project the conference will consider what the humanities have been, what it now engages, and what lies ahead. We invite all to join us in this celebration of Susan Stanford Friedman’s work and life.

Featured Speakers: Jane CollinsDavid DamroschSarah DimickAinehi EdoroElizabeth EvansRita FelskiPin-Chia FengFrances FosterChristine FroulaChristine GarloughMargaret HomansJudy HouckNicole HuangCaroline LevineB. Venkat ManiKaitlin MooreJahan Ramzani, and Rebecca Walkowitz.

Please RSVP by filing out this form by March 15th.