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MAY
   
Wednesday, 4 3:00pm, President's Dining Room, 12th Floor (Lincoln Center Campus)
THE LITERARY STUDIES MAY COLLOQUIUM: DOCUMENTING DIASPORA(S)

Speakers include:
- Photographer
Lori Grinker, "Dear Grinkers"
- Filmmaker and professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University), "Lost: José Rodriguez-Soltero Between Avant-gardes"
- Mix-media artist Dawit L. Petros, "The Idea of North: Re-thinking Narratives of Frontier Through the Contested Space of Imagination"
- Professor
Ivy Wilson (Northwestern University), "'Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands': The Possibility and Politics of Diasporic Affect"

Discussion moderated by Chris GoGwilt (Fordham University).

Suggested reading: Ivy Wilson, "'Are You Man Enough?': Imagining Ethiopia and Transnational Black Masculinity" (Callaloo 33.1 [Winter 2010]: 265-277).

  Directions to the President's Dining Room (12th Floor)
113 West 60th Street
Fordham University, Lincoln Center
Take A, B, C, D and 1 trains to Columbus Circle. Exit at 60th Street and Broadway. Go west of Columbus Avenue. Upon entering the glass doors, inform the security desk that you are attending the Literary Studies Program event. Take escalators up 1 floor to Plaza level. For the 12th floor, take elevator up to the 11th floor. Take stairs 1 flight up to the 12th floor.

April    
Thursday, 28
1:00-2:30pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Lecture: "The Decalogue, The Sopranos, and Serial Television," by Sean O'Sullivan (Ohio State University).
This talk will consider the narrative structures and experiments of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue in light of the recent transformations of American serial drama. The new language of episodes and seasons has fundamentally re-shaped the ways in which serial television's part-publication tells stories and constructs storyworlds, foregrounding the central question of whether we want art to be unified, or whether we can live with the fragments.
Wednesday, 20 4:00-6:00pm, MacMahon Hall 109 (Lincoln Center Campus)
A conversation with filmmaker Jennie Livingston, who will talk about her 1991 film Paris is Burning and her work since then.
Remarks on the film by Daniel Contreras (Fordham University).
Thursday, 14 6:00pm, President's Dining Room, 12th Floor (Lincoln Center Campus)
The New York 18th-Century Seminar presents: "Britain and the Writing of Constitutions, 1776-1820." A lecture by Linda Colley, Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University.
Please RSVP to Dr. Andrew Clark. Click here for further information.
Wednesday, 13 3:00-5:00pm, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
THE 2010-2011 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE SENIOR PROJECT ROUNDTABLE
Students presenting:
WILLIAM BREWER
, "Bricolage and Body Politic(s) in William Blake's Radical Ontology" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. J. Bugg; 2nd Reader: Dr. F. Mustafa.
RAINE DALTON, "The Writer as Activist: Comparative Perspectives on Arundhati Roy and Ngugi wa Thiong'o" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. F. Mustafa; 2nd Reader:
Dr. A. Cruz-Malavé.
SAM FERRIER, "Science and Realism: Doctors and Representations in Medicine and Literature" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. L. Schreier; 2nd Reader: Dr. A. Clark.
MIKE HASKINS, "Subversion and Violence in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. F. Mustafa; Readers: Drs. C. GoGwilt and A. Hoffman.
JOE MCCARTHY, "Visions of Matter: (Meta)physics and the Later Work of Martin Heidegger" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. J. Gosetti-Ferencei; 2nd Reader: Dr. S. Haddad.
NICOLE MONASTERO, "Stuck: Temporality and Localityas a Means of Confinement in the Franco-Arab Novel" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. L. Schreier; 2nd Reader: Dr. F. Mustafa.
MATHEW RODRIGUEZ, "'A Piano in the Kitchen': Female Performance Anxiety, the Madonna/Whore Complex and Double Performativity" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. A. Hoffman; 2nd Reader: Dr. A. Clark.
MICHAEL STROM, "your breath / is your promiseland: Nuyorican Poetry and Organic Intellectualism in the Classroom" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. A. Cruz-Malavé; 2nd Reader: Dr. S. Gambito.
GRACE WALTEMYER, "Language, Identity and Trauma in Herta Müller's Niederungen and Herztier" -- Thesis Advisor: Dr. F. Parmeggiani; 2nd Reader: Dr. E. Badowska.
Thursday, 7 The Reid Family Writers of Color Series Presents: Tyehimba Jess and Patrick Rosal
5:00-6:30pm, Keating 3rd (Rose Hill campus)
Poetry Reading and Discussion


MARCH    
Tuesday, 29 4:30pm, O'Hare Room, Walsh Library (Rose Hill Campus)
MAKING LITERARY HISTORY: A COLLOQUIUM
Learn about the creation of the new Cambridge History of American Novel with editorial team Clare Eby (University of Connecticut, Storrs), Benjamin Reiss (Emory University) and Lenny Cassuto (Fordham University).
Wednesday, 9 3:00pm, Faculty Lounge, McGinley Center (Rose Hill Campus)
Lecture: "Zazirocracy: Fairy Power, Mediasphere and Biopolitics," by Yves Citton (Université de Grenoble-3). In English

Yves Citton is Professor of 18th-century French Literature and Philosophy at the Université de Grenoble-3, a researcher with the CNRS, and Visiting Professor at NYU and Harvard University in 2011.
March 4-6 Fordham University and New York University
TRANSLATING THE ENCYCLOPÉDIE IN THE GLOBAL EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Published in Paris between 1751 and 1772, in 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates, the Encyclopédie contains some 77,00 articles written by more than 140 contributors. It mobilized many of the great - and the not-so-great - philosophes of the eighteenth century, and presented itself as an all-encompassing reference work for the arts and sciences, while at the same time serving as a war machine for the Enlightenment. This colloquium is part of a series initiated by the ARTFL project at the University of Chicago around the digitalization of the Encyclopédie. The 2011 installment of this annual colloquium focuses on the idea of translation. Click here for the conference program.

DECember    
Monday, 6 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (RoseHill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
Friday, 3 2:00-6:00pm, South Lounge (Lincoln Center Campus)
EL LEGADO DE LEZAMA - THE LEGACY OF JOSÉ LEZAMA LIMA: A SYMPOSIUM
Speakers include: Antonio José Ponte, José Manuel Prieto, Isabel Alvarez Borland, Duanel Díaz and Rubén Ríos Avila. Moderated by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and Julio Ramos. In Spanish.
Thursday, 2
5:30pm, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
Lecture: "Renaissance Assassins: Blood, Lies and Video Games" by independent scholar and writer Marcello Simonetta on the video game Assassin's Creed.
[Concluding event of the film and lecture series Screening the Renaissance.]
 
Please note: this event has been rescheduled for Monday, December 6 - Same time & location
  7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces 
 

November    
Monday, 29 11:30am-12:45pm, Keating Hall 319 (Rose Hill Campus)
Introductory lecture on Michael Powell's The Red Shoes by Nick Scudamore in the course COLI 3100-World Cinema Masterpieces, taught by Dr. Phil Sicker.
Nick Scudamore
has taught cinema studies at the University of London and at Fordham.
For three years he was the Visiting Director of Studies for Edinburgh University’s Summer School, where hepresented an annual lecture series based around new films shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Tuesday, 23 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
Thursday, 18 5:30pm, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening and discussion: Screening the Renaissance
 
  7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
Tuesday, 16 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
Thursday, 11 1:00-2:30, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
Modern Languages & Literatures, Latin American & Latino Studies and Literary Studies Faculty-Students Major & Minor Fair

Information on spring 2011 courses and study abroad with students presenting on their experience abroad.
Tuesday, 9 5:30pm, South Lounge (Lincoln Center Campus)
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Speakers include: Nanor Kenderian (Columbia University), Nikhil Pal Singh (NYU), Richard Sieburth (NYU) and Rosemary Wakeman(Fordham University).
  7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
Saturday, 6
1:00pm, McNally Auditorium (Lincoln Center Campus)
TURNING TIDES: A SYMPOSIUM ON DIASPORIC LITERATURES
Speakers include: Nerissa S. Balce, Yvette Christiansë, Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, J. Michael Dash, Denize Lauture, Willie Perdomo, Bino A. Realuyo, Melissa Roxas, Yolaine M. St. Fort, and Edwin Torres. Click here for program and directions. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, 2 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (RoseHill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
 
  3:45pm, Lowenstein912 (Lincoln Center Campus)
"Literature, Film and Development" Seminar: A Talk by Dawit Petros, mixed media installation artist
Petros's projects occupy a space between minimalist abstraction and autobiographical narrative tracing the index of a peripatetic figure engaging the formal, cultural and contemporary complexities of specific sites and subjectivities. Born in Asmara, Eritrea, Petros grew up there and as a refugee in Nairobi, Kenya, and, finally, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

October    
Thursday, 28 5:30pm, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
Lecture and film screening
: Screening the Renaissance
  7:00pm, Flom Auditorium (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: WorldCinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 21 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 14 7:00pm, Flom Auditorium (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening:World Cinema Masterpieces
Tuesday, 12 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 7
6:00pm, Faber Hall 568 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening and discussion: Screening the Renaissance
Tuesday, 5 The Center Gallery (Lincoln Center Campus)
5:00-6:30pm - Opening reception for the exhibit "The Art of Captivity," Part One"
6:30-8:00pm - Artists' panel discussion

The exhibition is curated by Leonard Cassuto (Fordham University) and features works by artists Paul Karasik, Fernando Molero, Alyssa Pheobus, Anne Scherwood Pundyk, Peter Scott, Kara Walker, and Karen Yama. The exhibition will run from September 22 to October 28. "The Art of Captivity," Part Two--curated by Susan Eley and featuring artists Barbara Bashlow, Susan Crile, Ayakoh Furukawa, Kentaro Hiramatsu, Jessica M. Kaufman, Kim Luttrell, Fernando Molero, Carolyn Monastra, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Heather Boose Weiss, and Elizabeth White--will run from October 26 to December 3 at Susan Eley Fine Art.

September    
Thursday, 30 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (RoseHill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Tuesday, 28 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 23 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Tuesday, 21
6:00pm, Dealy Hall 303 (Rose Hill Campus)
Lecture: "Coquetry and Consequences in a Revolutionary New England Correspondence," by Bryan Waterman (NYU)
Bryan Waterman is Associate Professor of English at NYU. He is the author of Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2007) and co-editor, with Cyrus R. K. Patell, of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York (2010).
Thursday, 16 7:00pm, Flom Auditorium (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 9 7:00pm, Dealy Hall 115 (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces
Thursday, 2 7:00pm, Flom Auditorium (Rose Hill Campus)
Film screening: World Cinema Masterpieces

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