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Due to concerns around traveling and our prioritization of the health of our community, we are canceling the Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture for 2020. We'll share information about rescheduling at a later date.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
Memorial Union Mohave Room (MU 236), ASU Tempe campus
2018-2019: Laura Chrisman [VIDEO] | October 23, 2018 @ 6 p.m., Memorial Union Mohave Room, ASU Tempe campus. "African Atlantics and Imperial Culture: Critical Directions Past, Present and Future"
2016-2017: Teresa Mangum [VIDEO] | April 18, 2017 @ 6 p.m., Memorial Union Pima Auditorium, ASU Tempe campus. "When the Lion Lies Down with the Lamb—The Art of Interspecies Attachment"
2015-2016: Alexander Regier [VIDEO] | April 28, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus. "Blake, Hamann, and the Polyglot Moravians: Unexpected Connections in 1750s London"
2014-2015: Pamela K. Gilbert [VIDEO] | April 14, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus. "'A Mild Erection of the Head': The Meaning of the Blush in Nineteenth-Century Britain"
2012-2013: Regenia Gagnier [VIDEO] | April 11, 2013 @ 6 p.m., Memorial Union La Paz Room, ASU Tempe campus. "World Literatures and What It Means to Be Human in the Niche of Nature, Culture, Technology"
2011-2012: Mary Poovey [VIDEO] | April 12, 2012 @ 6 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus. "Risk, Uncertainty, and Data: Managing Risk in Early Twentieth-Century America"
2010-2011: John Kucich [VIDEO] | April 28, 2011 @ 6 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus. "The Unfinished Historicist Project: In Praise of Suspicion"
2009-2010: No lecture
2007-2008: Catherine Gallagher | September 27, 2007 @ 6 p.m., University Club (UCLUB), ASU Tempe campus. "Jane Austen and the British Slave Trade: An Imaginary Conversation from Mansfield Park"
2006-2007: No lecture
2005-2006: Jerome McGann [VIDEO] | March 28, 2006 @ 7 p.m., University Club (UCLUB), ASU Tempe campus. "Information Technology and the Troubled Humanities"
2004-2005: Steven Mailloux | October 26, 2004 @ 6:30 p.m., Memorial Union Gold Room (MU 203), ASU Tempe campus. "Thinking with Rhetorical Figures: Racial and Disciplinary Identities in Late Nineteenth-Century America"
2001-2002: Wlad Godzich | October 24, 2001 @ 7 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus. fletcherlecture2001.pdf
2000-2001: Mary Louise Pratt [VIDEO] | February 21, 2001. "Modernity and Globality or What Brought the Virgin of Zapopan to Los Angeles?"
1999-2000: Louise Rosenblatt | October 27, 1999 @ 7 p.m., University Club, ASU Tempe campus.
Ian Fletcher was a much-beloved Victorianist, a specialist in the literature of the 1890s, who spent the final six years of his career at Arizona State University during the 1980s. A remarkably productive scholar much appreciated for his edition of Lionel Johnson's poems, his much-quoted guide to Walter Pater, and his late study of Aubrey Beardsley published in 1987, Ian produced a host of books and articles that have been read and re-read many times in the past 40 years. In fact, his Collected Poems were published in 1998: ten years after his unfortunate death. This lectureship honors his memory and his importance in the field of Victorian Studies.
Associate Professor, Department of English