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American Studies expert John Carlos Rowe to speak at ISU on April 10

John Carlos Rowe, a nationally-recognized authority on American Studies, will present his research on Sarah Winnemucca’s “Life among the Paiutes” (1883) and its relevance to the history of Native Americans in Idaho and Nevada on April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Idaho State University’s PSUB Little Wood River Room.

Rowe has been largely responsible for helping spearhead the "new American studies" as well as the rise of international American studies programs across the globe. He has published widely on Henry James, the intersections of nineteenth-century American literature and postmodern theory and U.S. imperialism.

Rowe is the University of Southern California’s Associates Chair in Humanities and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity.  He is the author of  many studies, among them “Henry Adams and Henry James: The Emergence of a Modern Consciousness,” “Through the Custom-House: Nineteenth-Century American Fiction and Modern Theory,” “The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James” and “The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies,” an open-access title available free from He is also the author of over 150 scholarly essays and critical reviews, and the editor of an additional nine important collections of criticism on American literature.

The event is being funded by ISU’s Cultural Events Committee and the Idaho Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Hal Hellwig at or (208) 282-2610.