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Urban Margins and the Spatial Double

Organizer: Stanka Radovic

Marginal urban spaces have many names. They can be “slums” where living is considered insalubrious, or they are “terrain vague,” a space perceived as empty and slated for real estate development.... more

The Face and/in World Literature

Organizer: Anca Parvulescu

This seminar brings together scholars working in a range of fields to frame a comparative literary history of the face. From Chaucer through to the contemporary global novel, the seminar considers... more

Intersections of Latinidad and the Postcolonial

Organizer: Yogita Goyal

Over the past few decades, tensions between Postcolonial and Decolonial studies, or Latinx and inter-American studies have devolved into fruitless debate. These tensions draw from field... more

The Project of Critique

Organizer: Joe Hughes

This seminar invites historically and philosophically informed contributions addressing the ongoing vitality of critique. One of the striking features of contemporary debates about method is the... more

Catastrophes in Literature and Art

Organizer: Alexandra Schamel

Our recent times have seen different kinds of global crises: the pandemia, political aggression and war, natural disasters and earlier: 9/11, and terror threat in the public sphere. The catastrophic... more