MARTING HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES
All too Humanist? What tiny houses and a 19th-century Austrian mansion say about life in a time of ecological crisis
Featuring Dr. Katra Byram, Associate Professor of German, The Ohio State University
Thursday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m.
Marting Hall, Room 114
Byram's first book, "Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator: Reckoning with Past and Present in German Literature," examines 19th- and 20th-century novels to investigate the relationship between modern identity, narrative form and German efforts to reckon with social and historical change.
She is currently at work on two projects: one exploring how ecological crisis affects our ideas and stories about what it means to be a human self and the other examining how gender has shaped German memories of WWII.
Byram has recently discussed her work publicly with Professor David Staley on the College of Arts and Sciences Voices of Excellence from Arts and Sciences podcast, with Professor Frederick Aldama on his Professor Latinx YouTube channel and at TEDxOhioStateUniversity 2020. She is also a core member of Project Narrative and co-editor of the Ohio State University Press book series Theory and Interpretation of Narrative.