Terri Tomsky - Visiting Professor (Univ. of Alberta)


Terri Tomsky
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Terri Tomsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her research is situated within postcolonial, cultural memory, and human rights literary studies. 


Terri Tomsky has published on topics such as the trauma economy, the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague, the problem of empathy, animal cosmopolitanisms, the challenges of representing migrant detention centres and stealth torture. She is currently completing a book manuscript about cultural mediations of the Guantánamo naval base prison. She is the co-editor (with Eddy Kent) of Negative Cosmopolitanism: Culture and Politics of World Citizenship After Globalization (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017). 


Cosmopolitanism: Past and Future

Guest Lecture in the VO American Literature and Culture

May 5, 3:30-5:00 pm, 4U102a (GEIWI Turm)

In this open seminar on cosmopolitanism, Dr. Terri Tomsky (University of Alberta) will cover the trajectory of the term – from the roots and historical beginnings of the concept to its relevance (or irrelevance) today. She will approach the theoretical concept from a set of texts and ideas from different media. This talk takes place as part of the lecture “American Literature and Culture” taught by Prof. Christian Quendler.

What Does Surveillance Literature Tell Us about Society?

Keynote Lecture at the AYA Spring Colloquium and Writing Workshop 

May 7, 9:30-10:30 pm, 4U102a (GEIWI Turm)



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