On October 15th, at 3:30 p.m., in the ABL Lecture Hall, Dr. Jennifer Hargrave (English, Baylor) will be presenting the results of her research sabbatical in a talk entitled “Subversive Sketching: Intratextual Debate in Chinese Travel Narratives.” Registration for this event can be found here. Outdoor reception to follow event.
Jennifer L. Hargrave specializes in British Romanticism and its global entanglements. Her research also encompasses literature of the long eighteenth century as well as women’s and gender studies. Her current book project—The Romantic Reinvention of Imperial China, 1759–1857—recovers the history of intellectual exchanges between the British and Chinese empires, showing how a literary examination of Anglo-Sino relations produces a new narrative of interimperial exchanges premised on intellectual curiosity as well as geopolitical gain. She has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies, European Romantic Review, Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. Her research has been recognized through several awards and fellowships, including an American Fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women.