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Diversity Initiative

The English Program's diversity initiative includes the following event series: Please use the links above to view upcoming events from the series.  

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  • Critical Visualities

    OCT 31, 2014: 4:00 PM

    While empirical evidence suggests that the average museum visitor spends only 27.2 seconds looking at a painting, the organizers of “Critical Visualities”, have curated a constellation of longer reflections on visual artifacts or experiences. Read more

  • Hegel, Patmore and the Turn of Rhythm

    NOV 7, 2014: 4:00 PM

    Ewan Jones's talk (Thole Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge) seeks to provide one specific justification for the general claim that the concept of rhythm as we today understand it came into being across the period 1770–1880. Read more

  • Reading Black Characters: Othello and the Staging of Literacy, 1604-1785

    NOV 14, 2014: 2:00 PM

    Miles Park Grier (Queens College, CUNY) would like to pursue the proposition that, for the first two centuries of its stage life, Othello’s audiences considered it a play about ink and paper. Read more

  • Lost Language

    NOV 14, 2014: 4:00 PM

    Siraj Ahmed’s (Lehman College, CUNY) Faculty Membership Talk proposes that until we understand how print technology and historical thought served colonial rule, we will have difficulty even addressing the question of a properly post-colonial literary study, much less answering it. Read more