Visiting Speakers

Gregory Londe

Assistant Professor of English
Cornell University

Greg Londe’s research and teaching explore 20th and 21st century transnational literature and culture.

Barry Lopez


Barry Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award.

Daniele Lorenzini

Faculté de médecine
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Daniele Lorenzini is a faculty member at Université Paris-Est Créteil.

Paul Lucier

Independent Scholar

Paul Lucier is a historian of the earth sciences, mining technology, and the environment. He is interested in the evolution of ideas about the earth and how scientific theories and practices were involved in and influenced by the exploration and extraction of mineral resources.Lucier has recently completed a book on nineteenth-century American geology, mineralogy, and chemistry and the role those sciences played in the rise of the coal, kerosene, and petroleum industries.

Janet Lyon

Associate Professor of English and Women Studies
Pennsylvania State University

Janet Lyon is an associate professor of English and an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies department. She is co-editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. Her scholarship focuses mainly on modernism, and especially its historical, sociological, and philosophical contexts in Ireland, Great Britain, and the global reaches of the British empire.

Herbert Marks

Professor of Comparative Literature
Indiana University

Herbert Marks is Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, where he also directs the Institute for Biblical and Literary Studies and edits the monograph series Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature.

Jennifer Marshall

Associate Professor of North American Art
University of Minnesota

Jennifer Jane Marshall (Associate Professor, University of Minnesota) is the author of Machine Art, 1934 (winner: Robert Motherwell Book Award, 2013). Her research centers on issues of materiality, modernity, and value in early-twentieth-century American art. Dr. Marshall is currently writing a monograph on the self-taught sculptor William Edmondson and the role of biography in art history. She received her PhD in Art History at UCLA and is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities grant, among other distinctions.

An avant-garde writer associated with the New York School of poets, Bernadette Mayer was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has spent most of her life in New York City. Her collections of poetry include Midwinter Day (1982, 1999), A Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), The Desire of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), Another Smashed Pinecone (1998), and Poetry State Forest (2008).