Lectures Offer Diverse Viewpoints
Join us at these A&S talks from October 1 - October 15.
Gayatri Gopinath to discuss new book, "Unruly Visions"
Oct. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
LGBT Studies, presents a lecture by New York University (NYU) professor Gayatri Gopinath, who is also the Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at NYU. She will speak on the work of two contemporary South Asian diasporic artists, the poet Agha Shahid Ali and the photographer Sunil Gupta, within the framework developed in her recently published book Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke, 2018). These artists negotiate the intersection of race, sexuality, and migration in multiple geographic locations.
"Widening the Circle: Indigenous Knowledge on the
Personhood of All Beings and Justice for the Land"
Robin Kimmerer to deliver Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture
Oct. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
As distinguished guest lecturer for this annual Physics-Humanities Center partnership, author-scholar Kimmerer critically examines the notion of serving "We the People" as the foundation of environmental protection. Who are those People? What does it mean to be a person? She explores the indigenous concepts of personhood and reciprocity as a means to expand the circle of citizenship to include justice for the land.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi to Give Reading For
Raymond Carver Reading Series
Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Calvocoressi’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. She is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures and teaches at UNC Chapel Hill.
The Raymond Carver Reading Series features at least twelve prominent writers yearly as part of a undergraduate course in the Creative Writing Program. All readings are preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
"The Silent Minority? Asian Americans and
the Affirmative Action Debate"
Iyko Day to Address First-Year Students in Milton Lecture
Oct. 14 from 3:45 to 5:05 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Iyko Day as part of this year's Milton Lecture Series. Dr. Day is an Associate Professor of English and Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College and Faculty Member in the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program. Her research focuses on Asian North American literature and visual culture; settler colonialism and racial capitalism; Marxist theory and queer of color critique. She is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke, 2016) and she co-edits the book series Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality for Temple University Press. Her current project examines nuclear colonialism in North America, Africa, and Asia and the visuality of racial capitalism.
For a complete list of A&S events, please visit our events page.