Friday, April 28, 2017 6:15 p.m., at the home of Deepika Bahri

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)