Associate Professor of English Gabe Gudding will give a talk titled “Writing Literature to Benefit Nonhumans: On The Failures of Ecological and Biopolitical” during the Department of English’s faculty speaker series at noon Wednesday, November 11, in Stevenson Hall, room 401.

image for Literature for nonhuman bookDuring the talk, Gudding will address points from his new book Literature for Nonhumans.

Gudding is also the author of the books Rhode Island Notebook and A Defense of Poetry. His essays and poems have appeared in periodicals and anthologies including Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, Journal of the History of Ideas, Great American Prose Poems, Best American Poetry, and Now: Best Innovative Writing. Gudding’s poems and essays have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, and Vietnamese. His translations from Spanish have also appeared in anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, Poems for the Millennium, and The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry.

The event is free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the faculty speaker series, contact the Department of English at 438-3667.