Award-winning author Jennine Capó Crucet will read from her novel Make Your Home Among Strangers. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro, editors of the new essay collection Letters to a Writer of Color, will talk about race and craft with a multidisciplinary panel of Vassar faculty.
What is a “chapter” and what work does it perform in prose narrative? In this lecture, Dames (Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities at Columbia University) will present work from his book-in-progress, The Chapter: A History of Segmented Life.
Beller, an Associate Professor of English at Tulane University and a regular contributor to the New Yorker, will read from his book Lost in the Game: A Book About Basketball.
A Matthew Vassar Lecture, panel discussion, and workshops by syndicated Black cartoonist and children’s book illustrator Jerry Craft, who will discuss his graphic novel New Kid—and how the text has been weaponized and banned from some libraries and classrooms across the country.
A talk by Ricardo Montez, Associate Professor of Performance Studies at the New School.
Kitamura’s most recent novel is Intimacies—one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2021 and one of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021.
A lecture by Mark S. Cladis of Brown University, presented by the Vassar English Department in celebration of Professor Paul Kane’s long service.
Eugenides is the author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), and other works. This event will be hosted by Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair.
Chabitnoy, a Koniag descendant (Aleut) and member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, is an award-winning writer and an Assistant Professor of English at UMass Amherst. Her works include How to Dress a Fish, which addresses the lives disrupted by the Indian boarding school policy of the U.S. government.
Koestenbaum—a poet, critic, fiction-writer, artist, filmmaker, and performer—has published 22 books and received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 2020. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Dr. Square is Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design and a fellow in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will speak about his present research, which explores connections between histories of enslavement and the fashion system.
Professor Hsy of George Washington University is an expert in medieval literature and contemporary cultural studies; he is especially interested in the intersections of language, race, gender, and disability. This talk is part of his work-in-progress Crip Relations: Life Writing and Disability Justice. Campus community only, please.
Shaughnessy, the award-winning author of seven poetry collections, is a Professor of English at Rutgers University–Newark.
A lecture by Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., author and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
[CANCELLED] Literature, Racial Literacy, and Politics: The New Kid During This Anti-Critical-Race-Theory Moment
A Matthew Vassar Lecture by syndicated Black cartoonist and children’s book illustrator Jerry Craft, who will discuss his graphic novel New Kid—and how the text has recently been weaponized as a political pawn, banned from some libraries and classrooms across the country.