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April 12 :: QUEER TRANSMISSIONS: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki

Queer Transmissions in Japan: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki

a lecture by J. Keith Vincent

April 12, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

J. Keith Vincent, World Languages & Literatures, Boston University

The close friendship between Natsume Sōseki(1867-1916), Japan’s preeminent modern novelist, and Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), who coined the word “haiku,” is […]

Dec 13 :: STATE OF THE UNION: Poetry of Witness

State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

a poetry reading with Janani Balasubramanian & Camille Rankine

December 13, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

The term “poetry of witness” refers to poems written in “conditions of social and historical extremity” (Carolyn Forché). This event presents writers Camille Rankine and Janani Balasubramanian, who write poetry of […]

Dec 9: Sister to Sister

Sister to Sister

a panel discussion with Sharon Bridgforth, Jewelle Gomez, & Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano moderated by Eve Sandler, multimedia artist

Monday, December 9 6 pm

The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU presents a semester-long series of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging […]

Sex, Empire, and Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science”

a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang

February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday

For more information: abelove.wordpress.com

Thursday, […]

Visions Coinciding: An Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference

Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2

Co-organized by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Poetry Society of America, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative.

Free and open to the public

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 1 Washington Place

Thursday, 12/1

6-6:45 pm: Seeing Elizabeth Bishop, by […]

Consigned to Memory: The Archive of Hope Mirrlees

Brown Bag Lunch Talk

April 5, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Sandeep Parmar, CSGS Visiting Scholar

Hope Mirrlees’ (1887-1978) psychogeographical long poem Paris (published by the Hogarth Press in 1920) is a prime example of modernist writing that predates (and perhaps influenced) T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This talk will consider some previously unacknowledged sources […]

Riggio Forum: Women in Letters and Literary Arts @ the New School

Monday, March 1st @ 6:30 p.m.

Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street — Room 510 New York, NY

WILLA (Women in Letters and Literary Arts) will celebrate the formation of their new organization with a reading and panel presentation at the New School in New York, NY.

Merging the creative and the […]

The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

February 25th and 26th, 2010

Click here for full program, or visit the CUNY Center for the Humanities.

Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Center City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Keynote Speaker: Peter Brooks and J.M. Bernstein

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Tendencies: Poetics and Practice @ CUNY

Akilah Oliver, Kate Eichhorn, and Charles Bernstein

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 pm

Presented by the CUNY Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the PhD Program in English, and the Poetics Group

This series of talks by poets, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the […]

“Spanking and Poetry”: An Exhibition & Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

February 25-26, 2010

CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York City

Visit the “Spanking and Poetry” website for more info.

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Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

a panel with Fatima Cadre, Nimmi Gowrinathan, & Sujith Xavier, as part of the 10th annual Global South Asia Conference (Feb 23 & 24)

February 24, Saturday
9 to 11 am

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

The Extractive Zone: The Social Ecologies of Cecilia Vicuña

extracive zone

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 28, Wednesday
6 to 8 pm

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

Signs & Grips

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th FL
NYC

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Masha Gessen, Svati Shah, & Neferti Tadiar

March 22, Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

5 Washington Place, room 101
NYC