smith photoCaleb Smith is professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and the author of The Oracle and the Curse (2013) and The Prison and the American Imagination (2009). He is working on an edition of “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict,” an 1858 narrative by Austin Reed, an African American inmate of New York’s Auburn State Prison, which will be published by Random House in 2016. His writing on contemporary media and the arts appears in Bomb, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paper Monument, Yale Review, and Avidly.

email: caleb.smith@yale.edu
twitter: @calebsmith203

post: Yale University English Department, 63 High St., Room 109, New Haven, CT 06520

Lectures and Presentations, Spring 2014

“Thinking with Caleb Smith’s The Oracle and the Curse”
Symposium with Peter Coviello (Bowdoin), Carrie Hyde (UCLA), Mark Rifkin (UNCG), and Eli Stern (Yale)
Yale University, LC319
Friday, January 24, 4:00pm

“Caleb Smith on The Oracle and the Curse”
Columbia University, 754 Schermerhorn Extension
Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

“Crime in Law and Literature
Friday, February 7-Saturday, February 8, 2014
University of Chicago Law School

Violent Means
Friday,February 14, 9am-4:45pm
University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum
Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

“Crime Scenes”
University of Texas, Parlin 203
Friday, February 28, 2014, 3:30pm
 
C19, The Society of 19th-Century Americanists
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
March 13-16, 2014

“Imaginary Vistas”
Penn State University
April 4-5, 2014

Presentation to “Local Americanists” series
University of Maryland
May 2, 2014

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