All Events

Great New Books in the Humanities: Learning Zulu

Date: May 3, 2016

Join us for a discussion of Mark Sanders’ new book, Learning Zulu, which combines elements of analysis and memoir to explore a complex cultural history. Guided by his own endeavors to learn the language, this book investigates the psychopolitics of more than a century of attempts by non-native speakers to learn Zulu.

Emily Apter
Professor of French and Comparative Literature, NYU

Ato Quayson
Professor of English and Director,
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

Mark Sanders
Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

Moderator:

Jay Garcia
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Date: May 10, 2016

Please join us for an evening with Jhumpa Lahiri, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, in conversation with Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at NYU. Lahiri and Tylus will discuss Lahiri's new book, In Other Words, which contemplates the author's love for the Italian language and the challenges of  learning to express oneself in a new language.

Jhumpa Lahiri
Pulitzer Prize winning author

Jane Tylus
Professor, Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, NYU
Faculty Co-Director, NYU Center for the Humanities

Introduction:

Anna McCarthy
Professor of Cinema Studies,
Tisch School of the Arts

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Jumpstart your summer writing and learn how to publish your book

Date: May 11, 2016

Join us for an action-oriented session on how to kick-off and sustain your summer writing and how to turn your manuscript into a published book.

Hear from a panel of experts—editors, authors, and a writing coach—about their experience and get answers to your questions. Get practical advice on making this summer count. Faculty at all levels and graduate students in the humanities and related fields are invited to attend.

Panelists

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, New York University

Susan Ferber
Executive Editor for American and World History, Oxford University Press

Theresa MacPhail
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Stevens Institute of Technology

Jini Kim Watson
Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature, New York University

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States