Upcoming NYU Humanities Events

James Baldwin's Story of Childhood: A Symposium

Date: September 11, 2018

Join us for the launch event for a new edition of James Baldwin’s book, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood (Duke University Press) featuring a panel of scholars, archivists, and contributors, including Baldwin’s nephew Tejan Karefa-Smart and his niece Aisha Karefa-Smart. Hosted by the book's co-editors Nicholas Boggs (Department of English, NYU) and Jennifer DeVere Brody (Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford).

Aisha Karefa-Smart
Author and Educator

Tejan Karefa-Smart
Photographer and Digital Media Artist

Steven Fullwood
Independent Archivist and Curator

Dagmawi Woubshet
Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Moderated by Sybil Cooksey, Clinical Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Humanities and the NYU Department of English. Reception to follow.

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


Bright Signals: A History of Color Television

Date: September 25, 2018

In Bright Signals, Susan Murray explores an over forty-year history of the technological, aesthetic, industrial, and cultural development of color television, which was imagined and sold as a new way of seeing, an ideal form of modern American consumer vision that promised a spectacular send of proximity and immersion. She argues that color television was an incredibly complex technology of visual culture that reframed the very idea of television, while also revealing deep tensions and aspirations about technology’s relationship to and perspective on the “natural” world and, relatedly, our potential to extend human sight and experience. Join us to celebrate the book’s release and and an in-depth discussion with the author.

Featuring Susan Murray (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom, and the coeditor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture.)

Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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