Carolyn Goffman Continues the Literary Studies Speakers Series

Carolyn Goffman will be the first winter presenter for the Literary Studies Speakers Series.

On Wednesday, January 27 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Arts and Letter Room 108, Professor Goffman will present “Re-Purposing the American Mission: The Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Women’s College.” 

Professor Goffman specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, with a particular interest in womens education in the Middle East. She researches and writes on American missionary educators and their students in the Ottoman Empire, and she has spent much time in Turkey. Her teaching interests include World Literature, the twentieth-century postcolonial novel, and postcolonial theory. Currently, she is investigating early twentieth-century foreign education in China and its parallels to American projects in the Ottoman Empire.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Literary Speakers events throughout the winter! If you have any questions, please contact Megan Heffernan ( or Bill Johnson-González (

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