Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

a book presentation & talk with Sandra Ruiz Moving between theatre, experimental video, revolutionary protest, photography, poetry, and durational performance art, Ruiz merges the philosophical, social, and psychic at the site of non-linear aesthetic practices. In doing so, the author argues that Ricanness operates as a continual performance of bodily endurance against U.S. colonialism, unfolding […]

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 legendary in […]

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 witness in response to […]

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 stars, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 relationship […]