University of Minnesota
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
cscl@umn.edu
612-624-8099


Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

People

Courtney L Gildersleeve


Specialties

  • Caribbean Literature and Anti-Colonial Thought
  • The Representation and Memorialization of Transatlantic Slavery and Anti-Slavery Struggle
  • Poetry, Violence, and Historical Memory
  • Theories of Society, Culture, and the Task of the Intellectual

Educational Background

  • B.A. : Humanities: Romance Languages, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2002.

Research Activities

  • Dissertation Work in Progress: "Writing Beyond Redress: Slavery and the Work of Literature"

Professional Activities

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat: The Center for Writing and The Graduate School, University of Minnesota , May 26 - June 11, 2015
  • CSCL Graduate Student Colloquium: "The Repeating Toussaint: Encountering a Haitian Revolutionary in Bordeaux" , 24 April 2015
  • The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference (Liverpool, United Kingdom): "Facing a Revolutionary: Toussaint Louverture in Bordeaux and Historical Reckoning" , 27-28 October, 2013
  • Holocaust, Genocide, Mass Violence Colloquium (University of Minnesota-TC): "Poetry, Damaged Life, and One Poem by Agha Shahid Ali" , 3 October 2013
  • CSCL Graduate Student Colloquium: "Another Space in Space, Another Time in Time: Latin American Letters & Thought in CSCL" , November 2011
  • CSCL Graduate Student Colloquium: "Something Like a Home: Three Reflections on Community, Work, and Solidarity" , March 2011
  • Contingent Communities Conference, Dept of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature (University of Minnesota-TC): "The Bond and the Wound: On Poetry and Storytelling in Black Dog of Fate" , October 2010
  • 2010 ACLA Annual Conference (New Orleans): "Reading the Body-Voice of Juan Francisco Manzano" April 2010
  • 2010 Romance Studies Graduate Conference (University of Minnesota-TC): "Is the Scholar Human?" March 2010
  • Participant: Critical Pedagogy Reading Group , February 2013 - Present
  • Department Representative : Council of Graduate Students , September 2013 - Present
  • Graduate Student Representative: College of Liberal Arts Assembly , Fall 2013 - Present
  • Participant: Holocaust, Genocide, Mass Violence Colloquium/Workshop , October 2012 - Present
  • Co-Chair : Graduate Student Association, CSCL , Fall 2009 - Fall 2011

Outreach Activities

  • Volunteer Coordinator : Project Chacocente (USA-Nicaragua) , May 2011 - Present

Awards

  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Summer 2015
  • Edward W. Said Memorial Summer Language Fellowship, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Unviersity of Minnesota, Summer 2012
  • Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, Bordeaux, France , October 2003 - June 2004
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Award, Colgate University May 2002
  • Class of 1997 Award, Colgate University May 2002

Courses Taught

  • CSCL 3458W: The Body and the Politics of Representation, Spring 2015
  • CSCL 1301W: Reading Culture: Theory and Practice, Fall 2011, Fall 2014
  • CSCL 1401W: Reading Literature: Theory and Practice, Spring & Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2014
  • CSCL 1501W: Reading History: Theory and Practice, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2012
  • CSCL 1101: Introduction to Literature (Reader-Grader)
  • CSCL 3321: Theories of Culture (Reader-Grader)
  • CSCL 3456W: Sexuality and Culture (Reader-Grader)
  • CSCL 3621: Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature (Reader-Grader)
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