January 21, 2002
Assistant Professor of English Dana Luciano organized a panel for a special session focusing on Melville's novella, Benito Cereno
, at the recent MLA convention. The panel, titled "Benito Cereno and the Problem of Interpretation," was held on Dec. 30 at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in New Orleans. Luciano's paper was called "Benito Cereno and the End(s) of Race."
Luciano also served as respondent for a panel at the Future of Minority Studies conference at Stanford University, October 19-20, 2001.