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FOREIGN BODIES The 2024 Annual CCNY English Graduate ConferenceConference Date: May 17, 2024Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024 Download Poster PDF In Orientalism, Edward Said states, “Knowledge means rising above immediacy, beyond self, into the foreign and distant.” For Said, this ecstatic process then is not just about foreignness but about definitions concerning otherness, too. That …

Informational Zoom about MA in Literature

Master of Arts in English Literature at The City College of New York Are you interested in an advanced degree in English literature? CCNY’s MA in Literature offers a versatile education with excellent job prospects.  Please join us for an informational about the MA in Literature on Zoom on May 3, at 5pm (Eastern), 2024. This is …

White Supremacy in Global Context

Wednesday, April 16th, 20245:00-6:30 pm In person and via ZoomRifkind Center, 6/316 NAC building In recent years the transnational dimensions of far-right, racially motivated extremism have become unmistakable. The texts and manifestos of far-right networks circulate widely on the Internet, radicalizing new groups and spawning racially motivated acts of terrorism by actors who, despite being …

Essay by Emily Raboteau in Orion Magazine

Gutbucket, by Emily Raboteau At the end of the world, rituals offer a lifeline I AM A MOTHER raising Black children in New York City, which is unceded Munsee Lenape territory. Often, I am afraid for my children’s lives. Where my family lives, the storms are growing worse, and the water is rising, and these are …

Chai and Chat with David Groff

A reading and conversation to celebrate his new book, Live in Suspense. Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024New Date—Wednesday, April 3rd, 20245:00-6:30 pmRifkind Center, 6/316 NAC building David Groff’s third book of poems Live in Suspense, was published in 2023 from Trio House Press. He has previously published Clay, winner of the Louise Bogan Award and Theory …

45th Annual Langston Hughes Festival Honors Colson Whitehead

Roundtable Discussion, Film Screening and Award Ceremony February 1, 2024 at Aaron Davis Hall  The Symposium 12:30 pm – 1:45pm Roundtable Discussion featuring The PaperFilm Screening of The Five Demands following the symposium The Ceremony: 6:00 pm – 8:00P pm  Musical Performance by Ariel Reign, Memphis Music Ambassador  RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/45th-annual-langston-hughes-festival-honors-colson-whitehead-tickets-798761456017 Contact Info: Black Studies Program 160 Convent Avenue, NAC 4/149New York, …

Conversation with Brian Tart, President and Publisher, Viking Penguin

Tuesday, February 6th, 20245:00-6:30 pmRifkind Center, 6/316 NAC building Brian Tart will discuss the publishing industry with emerging writers. Free and open to the publicSponsored by The David Dortort Fund for Creative Writing Brian Tart was named president and publisher of Viking in January 2015, and Penguin Books in 2020. He started his career as …

Book Talk: Robert Higney, Institutional Character

Friday, December 1st from 4-5 pm Robert Higney will present a talk on his recent book Institutional Character: Collectivity, Individuality, and the Modernist Novel (University of Virginia Press, 2022), hosted by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences. The event will be held on Zoom. Register here:https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-qupzkoGtEde7QfbKU7XuwlVd1lwsSE#/registration