Writing Matters: Scholars as Writers — Memoir

Installment one of the spring 2021 Writing Matter's series explores the art of memoir with Emily Bernard and Charles DewIn the spring of 2021, Writing Matters will bring into conversation scholars who lead multiple writerly lives, blending voices and genres. How does such experimentation invigorate our scholarship, serve our intellectual and critical designs, and reach different readerships?For the first installment, our panel explores of the art of the memoir with:Emily Bernard, Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor of English, University of Vermont, author of Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine (2019)Charles Dew,…

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Nowhere Else: South Carolina and the Legacy of Scientific Racism

Harlan Greene, Jennifer Berry Hawes, Dr. Bernard E. Powers & Molly Rogers discuss the enduring legacy of the Zealy daguerreotypesAntebellum South Carolina was the site of scientific innovation, but also a place of deep-seated racism. These interests converged notably in the daguerreotypes of seven enslaved men and women that were made in 1850 by a Columbia photographer. Join us for a discussion on why the daguerreotypes could have been made nowhere else, why their legacy still lingers, and how the themes invoked then are still troubling us today.featuringHarlan Greene is Scholar in Residence at Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, where…

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Activism and the Humanities

Join Kevin Gotkin, David Kirkland, Nikhil Pal Singh & Mara Mills as they discuss the relationship between activism and the humanities.Underpinning the liberal arts is the belief that higher education is preparation for life as a responsible, actively engaged citizen. Does this mean there is a natural connection between the humanities and activism, or is it that higher education points the way to something more focused? What might such activism look like? Join us for a discussion with NYU faculty on Activism and the Humanities.FeaturingKevin Gotkin (Visiting Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt)David Kirkland (Vice Dean of Equity, Belonging,…

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Writing Matters: Scholars as Writers — Verse and Prose

Installment two of the spring 2021 Writing Matter's series explores all that is verse and prose with McGuinnes and Renato RosaldoIn the spring of 2021, Writing Matters will bring into conversation scholars who lead multiple writerly lives, blending voices and genres. How does such experimentation invigorate our scholarship, serve our intellectual and critical designs, and reach different readerships?For the second installment, our panel explores all that is verse and prose with:Patrick McGuinness, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, author of Other People’s Countries: A Journey Into Memory (2015)Renato Rosaldo, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, NYU, author of…

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Writing Matters: Scholars as Writers — Narrative Investigations

Installment three of the spring 2021 Writing Matter's series explores scrutiny through storytelling with Kate Brown and Hazel V. CarbyIn the spring of 2021, Writing Matters will bring into conversation scholars who lead multiple writerly lives, blending voices and genres. How does such experimentation invigorate our scholarship, serve our intellectual and critical designs, and reach different readerships?For the first installement, our panel explores of the art of investigative storytelling with: Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT, author of Dispatches From Dystopia: History of Places Not Yet Forgotten (2015) Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley…

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