6 May: Jane Goldman, Philip Roth’s The Human Stain: identity politics and categories of the human

This novel about identity politics on an American university campus asks important questions about the intersection of competing concepts of race, class, gender, and sexuality in American culture more widely. Jane suggests that discussion at the meeting will be enhanced if those attending read Philip Roth’s novel beforehand.

Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She is a General Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Press Edition of The Writings of Virginia Woolf, and author of The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism; The Politics of the Visual, and a number of other books and publications on Virginia Woolf. As well as her long-standing interest in American literature, Jane is also a poet and her works have been published in a number of magazines and journals. Border Thoughts (Sufficient Place, 2014) is her first slim volume.

 

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