2022 Events

Aarthi Vadde

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English, Victorian/Modern Working Group

Virtual event

via Zoom

Communication, Computation, and the Icon-Novel

Kandice Chuh lecture

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English

70 Brown Street

Barker Rm. 315

On the Politics of Hate and Aesthetics of Mutuality

Anahid Nersessian talk

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English, Graduate Student Lecture

70 Brown Street

Barker Room 315

Violets and Crucibles: Impressions of Forough Farrokhzad

The Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967) had a short, difficult, and stubbornly secret life. This talk reads in and around Farrokhzad’s work, in translation and in relation to some personal family histories, as a way of thinking about diaspora, displacement, and the uses of intimate knowledge for literary criticism.

Marquis Bey

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English, Post-45 and Contemporary Working Group

virtual event

The Story of a Theory:  Coming to Black and Trans Thought

This talk will concern not so much a conveyance of the speaker’s theorizing in black studies, trans studies, and black feminism; rather, it will share the surrounding narrative journey of how such theorizing emerged at the personal, epistemological, and relational level.  In short, this talk will tell the story of how the speaker came to think and theorize the radical nexus of blackness, black feminism, and transness.