Jackson Street Building
Room 123 Sponsored by: Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Contact: Julie Dingus
"The Transatlantic Irish and the Racial State," Peter O'Neill.O’Neill is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature. His interests include state theory, transnationalism, comparative racialization, cultural studies, and ethnic American literature.This book project analyzes relationships among race, culture, and the state through study of the 19th-century transatlantic Irish, who helped form the US racial state as they took their places within it. The work interweaves state theory and biopolitics; contrasts the Green and Black Atlantics; examines Chinese and Irish relations, with special emphasis on gender; and compares conservative Catholic Irish American literature with radical transatlantic Irish writing.Part of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts 2012-2013 Fellows Series.