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The Grand Experiment: A Discussion on the Intersections of Science & Poetry

Sarah M. Sala, author of "Devil's Lake", is joined by a distinguished panel to discuss the intersections between science and poetryThe poet Octavio Paz claimed that modern poetry and science overlap, both being born of experimentation. What does this intersectional laboratory teach us about ourselves and the world? How does experimentation across disciplines challenge the status quo, and how does humanity benefit from their fusion? Join us for a discussion on the intersections of science and poetry with a distinguished panel of scientists and writers, including Sarah M. Sala, author of the poetry collection Devil’s Lake.(Pictured: Devil's Lake by Sarah…

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Humanizing Childhood: Education in Times of Turmoil

Anna K. Kendrick, Erica Moretti, Leslie Harkema, Álvaro Ribagorda & Jordana Mendelson discuss the history of education in times of crisisOver the past year, education has been radically reconfigured amidst a global pandemic. Yet for at least a century, childhood has served as a key inflection point for societal reinvention.This roundtable takes the recent publication of Anna Kathryn Kendrick’s award-winning Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth-Century Spain (Cambridge: Legenda 2020) as an occasion to ask how educational debates have continually spurred radical reforms and experimental practices in times of turmoil. Engaging experts in fields of contemporary history, education, literature and visual…

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Jumpstart Your Summer Writing: Getting Ready for Publication

Join Susan Ferber, Caitlin Zaloom and moderator Uli Baer as they discuss preparing your book or article for publicationIn this popular annual event, we convene leading editors and seasoned writers to focus on practical advice for getting your article or book published. Join us for a discussion on writing query letters and proposals, negotiating readers' reports, working effectively with editors, choosing the right press or journal, and more!

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