Emory GPS Events

Friday, October 9, 3p.m. (EST), ZOOM (email gpsemory@gmail.com for meeting room details)

A Celebration of Valérie Loichot’s Book: “Water Graves: The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean,

Meina Yates-Richard, presiding (African American Studies and English)

Suzanne Persard (WGSS): “The Sacred in Flux: Unceremonious Submersions”
Brenton Boyd (English): Lavi Dlo; or, Kréyol Hydrology and the Relational Sacred

Wednesday, February 19, 5p.m.,Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

“Creating an Archive: Editing Fanon,” Talk by Robert J.C. Young (Reception to Follow)

Respondent: Brendan Moore (Comparative Literature)

Robert J.C. Young is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University, USA. Before joining NYU in 2005 he was Professor of English and Critical Theory at Oxford University and a fellow of Wadham College. His research interests range across the fields of cultural and political history, literature, philosophy, photography, psychoanalysis and translation studies, with a particular focus on colonial history and postcolonial theory. His books include White Mythologies (1990), Colonial Desire (1995), Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001), The Idea of English Ethnicity (2008), Empire, Colony, Postcolony (2015), and, with Jean Khalfa, Frantz Fanon. Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté, Œuvres II (2015); and editor of the English translation of Fanon’s previously unpublished works, Alienation and Freedom (2018). His work has been translated into over twenty languages. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Academia Europaea, and Editor of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Thursday, December 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

GPS Holiday Gathering with poem for the new year and suggestions for theoretical readings

Friday, November 15, 2019, 4:15-5:30 p.m.,Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

GPS Recalculating: Race, Gender, Nation, Migration (reception to follow)

  • Dr. Deepika Bahri (English): Respondent
  • Rohit Chakrabarty (English): “Brown Queens Dance on Mothers’ Graves.”
  • Ishanika Sharma (English): “Masala Romeo and Juliet: Mingling in Ramleela.”
  • Dr. Angelica So (French): “Womanhood and Nation in Colonial Indochinese Literature.”
  • Dr. Subha Xavier (French): “Wretched of the Sea: Migrant Boat Narratives in International Context.”

Friday, April 26, 2019, 4:15-5:15 p.m.,Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301) co-sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

“Coolie Coolie Viens: Visual Arts After Indenture.”

A conversation with (reception to follow):

  • Andil Gosine, Environmental Studies at York Universtiy
  • Suzanne C. Persard, Deparment of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Bowden Hall room 323. The Interdisciplinary Workshop in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (co-sponsored by MESAS, the South Asia Seminar Series, and the Global and Postcolonial Studies Program).

Dr. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (Global Distinguished Professor, New York University): “Subramani Bharati and the Rhetorics of Enthusiasm.”

Papers for CPCS Seminars are pre-circulated. Limited numbers of hard copies are available in the History Department copier room. Questions? Contact emeyer2@emory.edu.

April 5-6, 2019, 4:15 p.m., Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building @ Emory

Critical Juncture Conference (CJ19): “Translating Across Boundaries”(GPS Co-Sponsered Event).

See website for conference schedule: https://criticaljunctureconference.wordpress.com/

Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:15 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

“On: time and the other, transtime, island time, queer and postcolonial temporality, modernity and time, temporal lag, décalage horaire, nachträglichkeit”

10-minute hybrid media presentation, with reception to follow

  • Dr. Michelle Wright: Moderator
  • Dr. Deepika Bahri: Respondent
  • Aruni Mahapatra (English): “Reading and Temporality in the Postcolonial Novel; Or, ‘What is time?’ asked the postcolonial novelist, and would not stay to answer.”
  • Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder (English): “‘Curtain[s] of Fog’: Temporal Backscattering in Nalo Hopkinson’s Novels.”
  • Karlie Rodríguez and Tyler Tennant (English): “Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By, or: The Temporalities of Survival.”

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Teaching & Learning Studio, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Book Launch forum featuring Deepika Bahri and Mandy Suhr-Sytsma
Respondents: Craig Womack and Nathan Suhr-Sytsma

Monday, December 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m., White Hall 110 (sponsored by The Department of French and Italian and the Global and Postcolonial Studies Program).

Ananya Jahanara Kabir (Professor of English Literature in the Department of English, King’s College London): “Créolité and Coolitude: The Indian on the Plantation,” with reception in the French Cafe from 12:00 to 1:00pm (fourth floor, North Callaway Center).

Friday, November 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m., White Hall 112 (sponsored by Emory’s Global and Postcolonial Studies Program and the Department of Film & Media Studies).

Screening: MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., directed by Steve Loveridge
Followed by discussion with Professors:

  • Deepika Bahri
  • Charlie Michael
  • Subha Xavier

Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

“Migrant, Migration: 10-minute Vignettes of People, Identities, Tropes, and States of Being in Motion,” with reception to follow

  • Professor Valerie Loichot: Presiding
  • Roselyne Gerazime (French): “Manman Dlo in Motion”
  • Judith Levy (Comparative Literature): “(Re)Writing and Lòt Bò Dlo:  Edwidge Danticat and Albert Camus
  • Suzanne Persard (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies): “The Liberal Limits of Decolonizing ‘Brown Queer'”
  • Franck Andrianarivo Rakotobe (French): “Vertical Migration in Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo’s Poetry”

Friday, May 4, 2018 6:30-8:00 p.m.

“Nostalgia”: All-GPS Social Event

Friday, March 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

Three Shorts in Global and Postcolonial studies and reception to follow

  • Joseph E. Fritsch (English): “Arundhati Roy’s Marmion
  • Tamsin Kimoto (Philosophy): “‘I Am Your Sister’: Reciprocal Elucidations in Postcolonial and Trans* Studies”
  • William Tolbert (English): “Whitman’s New Leaves in the Age of Imperialism”

Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

Michelle Wright (Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor of English at Emory): “Global Blackness,” with reception following

Friday, November 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

“Water Poems”: All-GPS Social Event

Friday, September 22, 2017 3:30 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

“Water, Water Everywhere Panel”: Shanna Early, Stephanie Iasiello, Mike Lehman, and Marlo Starr (PhD students, English) with Valerie Loichot, respondent (Professor of French and English, Emory University)

Friday, April 28, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Stephanie Iasiello (PhD student, English) and Molly Slavin (PhD student, English): “Publishing for Graduate Students”

Friday, April 7, 2017 2:00 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

Harish Trivedi (professor emeritus of English, University of Delhi): “Translation and World Literature,” with reception to follow

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:30 a.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (assistant professor of English, Emory University): “Prizing Nigerian Poetry in an Age of World Literature,” with lunch to follow

Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00 p.m., Kemp Malone Library (Callaway Center N301)

Global & Postcolonial Studies forum on “The Art of Anger,” with reception to follow

Bring us your favorite readings from poetry, literature, philosophy, and theory that seem to respond to the wrongs of the world. Open to all faculty, students, staff, and community members. This event features special (but not exclusive) focus on Literature from the Banned Seven and readings in honor of Black History Month

Friday, December 2, 2016 2:15 p.m., Callaway Center C201

Panel discussion on “Everyday Democracy: Political Action Beyond the Ballot” and reception to follow

  • George Yancy (Philosophy, Emory University): “How and Why I Teach the Way I Do”
  • Stephanie Iasiello (English, Emory University): “Why I Teach at the Arrendale State Prison”
  • Munia Bhaumik (Comparative Literature, Emory University): Presiding
  • William Tolbert (English, Emory University): Respondent

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:00 p.m., Kemp Malone Library

Vinay Dharwadker (Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison): “The Emotional Charge of Poetry: The Mind-Body Split and the History of Lyric in World Literature”

Friday, May 5, 2016 6:00 p.m.

End of term gathering

Friday, April 29,2016 3:15 p.m., Kemp Malone Library

Presentations by three graduate students on the theoretical concepts underlying their dissertation projects

  • Benjamin Clary (Comparative Literature): “Border Crossings: Poetic Strategies of Translation from the Irish-British Archipelago”
  • Shanna Early (English): “Gathering Places: Place as Archive in Irish, Indian, and Caribbean Literature”
  • Caroline Schwenz (English): “The Empire Laughs Back: Toward a Theory of Postcolonial Comedy in the Caribbean and South Asia”

Monday, April 11, 2016 4:15 p.m., White Hall 207

 Robert Young (NYU-Abu Dhabi): “Fanon Transformed? The New Writings”

Friday, March 25, 2016, 3:15-4:45, Kemp Malone Library

Makarand Paranjape (JNU, New Delhi): “Reworlding the House of Literature: Tagore’s Idea of Visva-Sahitya [World Literature]”

Friday, December 11, 2015 3:15-4:15, Kemp Malone Library

777 Event: 7 Speakers, 7 Slides, 7 Minutes on Each Scholar’s Current Work

  • Bryan Chitwood (English): “Public Money and the Value of Money”
  • Benjamin Clary (Comparative Literature): “‘Wish I Was Here’: Interrogating the Nation in Devolution-Era Poetry from Northern Ireland and Scotland”
  • Shanna Early (English): “Gathering Places: Place as Archive in Irish, Indian and Caribbean Literature”
  • Stephanie Iasiello (English): “Slavery and its Afterlives: Contemporary (Re)imaginings of the Zong Massacre”
  • Rebecca Kumar (English): “Loose Translations: Postcolonial Literature & Shakespeare”
  • Molly Slavin (English): “Novel Cities”
  • Eric Solomon (English): “Southern Currents and the McCullers Mystique”

Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:15-4:45, Kemp Malone Library

777 Event: 7 Speakers, 7 Slides, 7 Minutes on Each Scholar’s Current Work

  • Deepika Bahri (English and Comparative Literature): “Postcolonial Biology”
  • Munia Bhaumik (Comparative Literature): “Decolonizing the Law”
  • Robert Goddard (Spanish and Portuguese): “How to Think With Sugar”
  • Jim Hoesterey (Religion): “Psychopaths, Sufi Saints, and Self-Help Gurus: Postcolonial Psychology in Contemporary Indonesia”
  • Valerie Loichot (French and English):”Water Graves”
  • Sean Meighoo (Comparative Literature):”The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales”
  • Subha Xavier (French):”Rewriting the Politics of French Literature Through Migration”

Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:15-4:45, Kemp Malone Library

  • Henry Schwarz (Georgetown):“Acting Like Real Life: Transnational Indigenous Studies”
  • Craig Womack (Emory):“The Fatal Blow Job”
  • Mandy Suhr-Sytsma (Emory):”Hybridity Sucks…but Must It? Alternative Approaches from Indigenous Speculative Fiction”

Friday, March 20, 2015.  3:15-4:45pm   Kemp Malone Library

  • Stephanie Iasiello (English Department):”Capturing A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugary Baby: Photography and Kara Walker’s Neo Slave Narrative”
  • Ania Kowalik (Comparative Literature Department):“Caribbean Lipshores: Sexual Difference and Caribbean Origins in the Poetry of Grace Nichols”
  • Vanessa Nelsen (Spanish and Portuguese Department):“Textual Possessions and the Rites of Return: Reinaldo Arenas and Severo Sarduy”

Friday, April 18th, 2014.  3-5pm   Kemp Malone Library

José Quiroga (Comparative Literature Department):”The Cuban Exile Wars: 1976-1981″

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. 3-5pm   Kemp Malone Library

  • Marzia Milazzo (Department of English, Vanderbilt University)
  • Roopika Risam (Department of English, Salem State University)
  • Anne-Garland Mahler (Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Univ. of Arizona):”The Intersection Between the Local and the Global: The Transition from the Dissertation to the Book”

Friday, February 7th, 2014.  3-5pm   PAIS 290

  • Lewis Gordon (Philosophy & Africana Studies Departments, University of Connecticut at Storrs): “What Fanon Really Said”

A Discussion with Professors Lewis Gordon and Abdul JanMohamed (English Dept. Emory University)

Friday, November 15th, 2014.  3-5pm   Kemp Malone Library

  • Channette Romero (English Department, University of Georgia): “Spiritual Activism in the 21st Century: Literature, Religion, and Resistance by People of Color”

Respondent:  Michael Elliott (English Department)

Friday, October 18th, 2014.  3-5pm   Kemp Malone Library

  • Valérie Loichot (English and French Departments): “The Empire Writes/Bites Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature”

Respondent: Jose Quiroga (Dept of Comparative Literature & Spanish and Portuguese)
A Celebration and Discussion of Professor Valérie Loichot’s  Book: The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Friday, April 12, 2013.  3-5pm   Kemp Malone Library

  • Deepika Bahri (English Dept. Emory University): “What Happened to Race and the Body in Theories of Hybridity?
  • Harry Garuba (Center for African Studies, Univ. of Cape Town): “African Writing and the Seductions of Translation”

Respondent: Abdul JanMohamed (English Dept. Emory University)