Northern Michigan University's English Department will host visiting writer Caroline Hovanec, who will give a presentation on “Vermin Theory: Parasitic Life from Kafka's Metamorphosis to Rawi Hage's Cockroaches.” Hovin will explore the usage of vermin in stories and how literature uses it to think differently about hospitality, debt and the re-assigned potential of the parasite. The presentation will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 1313 Jamrich Hall.
Hovanec previously wrote a book titled “Animal Subjects: Literature, Zoology, and British Modernism,” as well as articles about Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells and the Influenza Pandemic.
She is an assistant professor of English and writing at the University of Tampa., and earned her doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
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