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Diversity Initiative

The English Program's diversity initiative includes the following event series: Please use the links above to view upcoming events from the series.  

Program Events

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  • Critical Karaoke

    SEP 5, 2014: 4:00 PM

    This event is designed to showcase the different forms that meaningful intellectual work can take and celebrates the transformative power of performance, improvisation, play, failure, feeling, silence, and sound. Read more

  • Research Workshop

    SEP 12, 2014: 2:00 PM

    The aim of Alycia Sellie's workshop is to demonstrate research strategies and resources in practice rather than the abstract, centering on the project proposals of two students in our program. Read more

  • Feminism & the Archive: A Roundtable Conversation

    SEP 12, 2014: 4:00 PM

    This roundtable will bring together a variety of perspectives on feminism and the archive, broadly conceived. Read more

  • Job Workshop

    SEP 19, 2014: 2:00 PM

    Led by Professor Ammiel Alcalay, DEO of Placement. Read more

  • A Charitable and Pitous Conscience': The Queer Prioress and Her Pets

    SEP 19, 2014: 4:00 PM

    Karl Steel's (Brooklyn College, CUNY) Faculty Membership Talk. Read more

  • What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media

    OCT 10, 2014: 4:00 PM

    This Forum showcases recent and current doctoral students whose dissertations exemplify innovative, experimental formats--Scalar, video, websites, comics, multimedia inter actives. Read more

  • Metablackness

    OCT 17, 2014: 2:00 PM

    Terry Rowden's (College of Staten Island, CUNY) talk will conceptualize the term “Metablackness” as a way of considering the emergence of a new type of aesthetic and performative consciousness and practice that is rapidly becoming the dominant mode in African American creative culture. Read more

  • Lost Language

    NOV 14, 2014: 4:00 PM

    Siraj Ahmed’s (Lehman College, CUNY) Faculty Membership Talk proposes that until we understand how print technology and historical thought served colonial rule, we will have difficulty even addressing the question of a properly post-colonial literary study, much less answering it. Read more