Moveable Feast Lecture on Imperialism and National Identity, Nov. 13

(Nov. 4, 2014) — As part of its “Moveable Feast” lecture series, Armstrong State University will host a special lecture entitled “X Marks the Spot: Treasure Maps and National Identity in the Far, Far Away” by Director of Gender and Women's Studies Jane Rago on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Savannah.

The lecture will analyze late-imperial adventure tales, arguing that these narratives served as sites of cultural domination that inscribed national identity in ways that parallel current discourses of globalization. As the Age of Exploration gave way to the Age of Adventure, treasure maps replaced blank maps of colonial conquest – cartographies to be deciphered and decoded rather than charted and written.

Armstrong's Moveable Feast lecture and performance series is presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts. All events are free and open to the public.