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"Roundtable on Indigenous Studies and British Literatures"

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"Roundtable on Indigenous Studies and British Literatures"

College of Arts and Humanities | English Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Online

Roundtable on Indigenous Studies and British Literatures with Dr. Nikki Hessell (a Pākehā [settler] scholar at Te Herenga Waka [Victoria University of Wellington] in Aotearoa New Zealand) and Dr. Robbie Richardson (Princeton University; member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada). Moderated by Dr. Megan Peiser (Oakland University; Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma).

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).
Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Stringer Speaker Series, the Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School.

Bios
Nikki Hessell is a Pākehā (settler) scholar and Associate Professor of English at Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations (Palgrave, 2018) and Sensitive Negotiations: Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry (forthcoming from SUNY Press).
 
Robbie Richardson, Assistant Professor at Princeton University, specializes in eighteenth-century British and transatlantic literature and culture. Richardson is the author of The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and at work on a new project on the history of Indigenous objects from the Americas and the South Pacific in Europe up to 1800, and the ways in which these materials and the epistemologies they represented informed primarily British understandings of their own past and present. He is also co-editing a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction called “The Indigenous Eighteenth Century.” Richardson is a member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada.  
 
Megan Peiser is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century British Literature at Oakland University. Her research and teaching interests include women writers, history of the novel, history of the book, periodicals, material culture, and digital humanities. Peiser is working on her monograph, British Women Novelists and the Review Periodical, 1790-1820, and is designing the back structure for her Novels Reviewed Database,1790-1820, or NRD. She is also collaborating with colleague and librarian, Emily Spunaugle, on the Marguerite Hicks Project. Peiser’s Tribal Affiliation is Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
 
Q&A moderated by Jason Rudy and Tita Chico.

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Roundtable on Indigenous Studies and British Literatures with Dr. Nikki Hessell (a Pākehā [settler] scholar at Te Herenga Waka [Victoria University of Wellington] in Aotearoa New Zealand) and Dr. Robbie Richardson (Princeton University; member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada). Moderated by Dr. Megan Peiser (Oakland University; Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma).

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).
Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Stringer Speaker Series, the Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School.

Bios
Nikki Hessell is a Pākehā (settler) scholar and Associate Professor of English at Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations (Palgrave, 2018) and Sensitive Negotiations: Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry (forthcoming from SUNY Press).
 
Robbie Richardson, Assistant Professor at Princeton University, specializes in eighteenth-century British and transatlantic literature and culture. Richardson is the author of The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and at work on a new project on the history of Indigenous objects from the Americas and the South Pacific in Europe up to 1800, and the ways in which these materials and the epistemologies they represented informed primarily British understandings of their own past and present. He is also co-editing a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction called “The Indigenous Eighteenth Century.” Richardson is a member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada.  
 
Megan Peiser is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century British Literature at Oakland University. Her research and teaching interests include women writers, history of the novel, history of the book, periodicals, material culture, and digital humanities. Peiser is working on her monograph, British Women Novelists and the Review Periodical, 1790-1820, and is designing the back structure for her Novels Reviewed Database,1790-1820, or NRD. She is also collaborating with colleague and librarian, Emily Spunaugle, on the Marguerite Hicks Project. Peiser’s Tribal Affiliation is Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
 
Q&A moderated by Jason Rudy and Tita Chico.

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