Professor Greg Clingham to Speak About 18th-century Scottish Aristocrat and Orientalism
September 01, 2016
Posted on August 29, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz
To end his tenure as the John P. Crozer Chair of English Literature, Professor Greg Clingham, English, will deliver a lecture titled "Enlightened Orientalism? Lady Anne Barnard at the Cape of Good Hope, 1797-1802" on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Willard Smith Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In his talk, Prof. Clingham will discuss Lady Barnard (1750-1825) and her letters, diaries and watercolors, which reveal the engagements of a serious, witty and humane mind offering remarkable insight into colonial life at the Cape of Good Hope, an area on the coast of South Africa that stood at the commercial and political crossroads of the East and West. These insights raise questions about race, cultural difference and historical understanding. Lady Barnard was a Scottish aristocrat and the spouse of a colonial administrator at the Cape of Good Hope.
This lecture is sponsored by the Provost's office and the Department of English.
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