Upcoming Special Events

Counternarratives: a reading and conversation with John Keene

Date: March 21, 2017

Join us for a reading and discussion of John Keene's acclaimed novel, Counternarratives. The book is a collection of novellas and stories that offers new perspectives on familiar characters and histories — ranging from Huckleberry Finn and Langston Hughes to the American Revolution and early colonial South America — as inspired by real events and records. Panelists discuss the book's unique format and its political and historical commentary.

Panelists include:

  • John Keene, Associate Professor, Departments of English and African American Studies, Rutgers-Newark
  • Phillip Brian Harper, Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor of English, New York University

Co-Sponsored by The Contemporary Literature Series and The Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium in the Department of English.

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


Everything You Need to Know about Open Educational Resources

Date: April 4, 2017

Join NYU faculty and staff as they discuss Open Educational Resources (OER), free or low-cost teaching materials that faculty at many institutions have been using as alternatives to expensive textbooks. The use of OER is directly tied to NYU's commitment to affordability, and allows for interdisciplinary presentation of content.

Panelists include:

  • Daniel Shiffman — Associate Arts Professor, ITP, Tisch
  • Marybeth McCartin — Instructional Services Libraries, NYU Libraries
  • Stephen Duncombe — Professor, Gallatin and Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt
  • Benjamin Stewart — Clinical Associate Professor, Expository Writing Program

Moderated by Carol Mandel, Dean, NYU Libraries. Co-sponsored by FAS Office of Educational Technology, Tisch, and NYU Libraries.

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


Vegan Living: Fashion, Food, and Fitness

Date: April 25, 2017

How does veganism translate into a lifestyle and professional career? Hear from four powerful figures in the vegan spotlight who have made it their lives’ work to adopt a vegan lifestyle and embody what it means to live, not just eat, as a vegan.

Panelists include:

  • David Carter — Former NFL Player; Animal Rights Activist
  • Chloe Coscarelli — Vegan Chef; Cookbook Author
  • Joshua Katcher — Instructor of Fashion at Parsons; Founder & Creative Director, Brave Gentleman; Founder & Editor, TheDiscerningBrute.com
  • Dominick Thompson — Vegan Athlete; Founder of Crazies and Weirdos

Event Location:
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003