"Original Fictions": Lecture by Dr. Carrie Hyde (UCLA)
Dr. Carrie Hyde, Associate Professor of English at UCLA, will deliver a lecture titled "Original Fictions." Dr. Hyde is the author of "Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship" (Harvard University Press, 2018), which won the 2018 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities. Her book examines the central role that fiction and other imaginative traditions played in shaping emergent conceptions of "citizenship" in the period before the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868), when the law was not yet the default cultural tradition for asking and answering questions about citizenship.
This lecture is free and open both to members of the UNLV community and to the general public.
This event is sponsored by the UNLV Americanist Colloquium, the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English, and the UNLV Great Works Academic Certificate Program.