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The Center for the Humanities: Spring Events 2018

Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series VII

Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 6:30 PM | Martin E. Segal Theatre

Please join the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY for the launch of their award-winning publication series Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series VII, edited by CUNY graduate students, and featuring new publications by Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Toni Cade Bambara, Jack Forbes, Paul Blackburn and Julio Cortazar.  Graduate student editors Iemanjá Brown, Miriam Atkin, William Camponovo, Jacqueline Cornetta, Makeba Lavan, Alison Macomber, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Conor Tomás Reed, Alexander Pau Soria, Talia Shalev, and Ammiel Alcalay will read and share their adventures in the archive.

The Center also has many opportunities available, including a fellowship opportunity to help plan an interdisciplinary conference in collaboration with Fresh Kills Park and an opportunity for artists and scientists to collaborate and present at the 2018 Reclaimed Land Conference, an opportunity to participate in an experimental art school program with Asad Raza, and an open house opportunity for archival encounters at NYPL’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.

To view their complete spring schedule of events and opportunities, please visit our website.

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Essay Seminar: James Atlas

Wed, Mar 21, 2018, 6:30 PM | Room C197

This seminar brings together students, faculty, and the public for an informal seminar on the development of the essay as a literary and social form. James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography; Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet (nominated for the National Book Award); and the memoir My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale.

Click here to RSVP and for more information about this seminar.

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Turnstyle Reading Series

Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 6:30 PM | Room C197

Join faculty authors and graduating students from the four City University of New York MFA Programs in Creative Writing (City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Queens College) come together for readings of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and translation at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Featured readers: Marko Gluhaich (Brooklyn College); Constantine Jones (City College); Jane Bolster (City College); Olivia Murphy (City College); Mariam Bazeed (Hunter College); Sylvia Beato (Queens College); Will Lacker (Queens College)

Click here for more information about this reading.

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Breaking Through: Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture (English Graduate Student Conference)

Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Rooms 4406, 9204/9205 and 8301/8304/8400

Join us for “Breaking Through: Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture” the annual English Student Association Graduate Student Conference. Keynote speakers: Sarah Schulman (College of Staten Island) and Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University), and Graduate Center, CUNY keynote panelists Siraj Ahmed, Jonathan W. Gray, Eric Lott, and Jessica Yood.

Click here for the full schedule and more information about this conference.

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Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface Graduate (French Graduate Student Conference)

Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:45 PM | Rooms C201-C202

Join us for the annual French Graduate Student conference “Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” The conference will grapple with topics such as trauma theory in relation to slavery, public space as a historic landscape, the problem of disguising and displacing slavery, myths and silence in the discourses of abolition, memory politics, the struggle for freedom as an imaginary narrative, the role of Saint-Domingue in the first emancipation, and antebellum America. Keynote speaker: Dr. Crystal Fleming, Stony Brook University.

Click here for the full schedule and more information about this conference.

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Saturdays at NYPL: Open House for Archival Encounters

Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Room 320, The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue

Join us on a Saturday morning in the Berg Collection, which holds a variety of English and American literary manuscripts, author archives, and rare books, for an open house that’s part reading group, part reading roulette. Considering the methods of Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative: what happens when we rethink the role of context, or even the secondary source review, and become open to a variety of archival encounters? To that end, your initial materials will be served based on librarian’s choice–items adjacent to your research interests, or not! You may also receive a short reference consultation with a specialist/librarian on how to best use the online and card catalogs for New York Public Library resources.

Click here to RSVP and for more information about this opportunity and archival research group.

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Call for Participants: Prelude to The Shed: Schema for a School

Application Deadline: Sat, March 31, 2018

Check out this opportunity to work with The Shed and artist Asad Raza to participate on an artwork/experiment “Schema for a School,” an experimental school program that aims to enact new models for teaching and learning, available by individual application for CUNY Graduate Center students and others from institutions across the city region.

Click here for more information about this opportunity to participate and to apply.

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Call for Applications: 2018 Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship for CUNY Students

Application Deadline: Sun, April 1, 2018

Freshkills Parks has teamed up with Art, Activism, and the Environment, a research team from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities to promote deeper collaboration across the humanities and the environmental sciences. As part of this multi-faceted collaboration, we are proud to offer a Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship for a CUNY student with a background in environmental sciences and the humanities. The Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship will offer a unique opportunity to actively assist with the research, planning, and execution of a multi-disciplinary four-day conference Reclaimed Lands in late June of 2018. This four-day conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, planners, ecologists, artists, designers, community groups, and students to bridge the gaps between disciplines and productively explore the issues and initiatives surrounding these reclaimed lands, such as monitoring changes in biodiversity, designing ecologically sustainable re-development, engaging residents in stewardship, transforming public perceptions, and inspiring future projects. Visit our website for the more details.

Click here for more information about this fellowship opportunity and to apply.

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Opportunity for Artist/Scientist Poster Collaboration with Freshkills Park for Reclaimed Land Conference

Application Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

The Art, Activism, and the Environment, a research team from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities is excited to be collaborating with Freshkills Park Alliance to pair graduate students in the sciences with graduate students in the arts & humanities to re-imagine the scientific poster. If you are a graduate student in the sciences who would like to present work at the Reclaimed Lands Conference and are interested in participating in this collaborative effort, please click herefor more details and to apply.

Click here for application guidelines and more information about this opportunity.

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