The Dean Family Fund and the Department of English present


Dr. Nancy Armstrong


“Property Cannot Be Defended:

The Ground for an American Novel”


Wednesday, November 12

4:30 in Tribble C216

Wake Forest University


Nancy Armstrong is the Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English at Duke University. Armstrong specializes in studies of the novel and 18-20th Anglophone literature. She is also the editor of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction since 1996. Armstrong has authored several books, including How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism and Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism. She is currently working on a book co-authored by Leonard Tennenhouse titled The Conversion Effect: Early American Aspects of the Novel.


Reception to follow in Ammons Lounge, Room A107


Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of English at or at 336.758.5383.  If you will need special assistance, please call the call the number above at least two weeks prior to the event so that we can make reasonable accommodations.

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