Acts of Naturalization: Immigration and the Early Novel


Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

At the Radcliffe Institute, Stephanie DeGooyer is completing “Acts of Naturalization: Immigration and the Early Transnational Novel,” a book that investigates naturalization as a legal and literary form and explains its significance for negotiating the settlement of foreigners and refugees in Europe and its colonies in the early 18th century. Arguing that naturalization is an aesthetic act that both facilitates and complicates political personhood, this project advances the 18th century as a progressive place from which to rethink immigration criteria today.

Lecture by Stephanie DeGooyer RI '19

Part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please see the event website.

See also: 2018