Featured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Deirdre Egan-Ryan
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Our journeying through space is deeply embedded in our national identity. The American appetite for travel and expanded horizons is explored by looking to our literature, maps, advertisements, and art. Dr. Egan-Ryan is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of American Studies at St. Norbert College. Her scholarly work investigates the ways that our relationship to space and place influence our modern and American identities. She is fascinated especially by the ways that women writing during the first few decades of the 20th century found themselves negotiating gender identities through the shifting cultural spaces of American modernity: urban and rural, private and public.