Past Events

Current Year:

November 16: Marissa Fenley (PhD Candidate, English, University of Chicago): “Colored-In Feeling: the Protest Puppets of the Women’s Pentagon Action.” Respondents: Bill Hutchison (Postdoctoral Lecturer, MAPH, University of Chicago) and Michael Stablein Jr. (PhD Student, English, University of Chicago). #protestart #performancestudies #ecofeminism

November 2: Sophia Azeb (Assistant Professor, English, University of Chicago): “Translational Black Space in Claude McKay’s Marseille, or Noir is the New Black (Man).” Respondent: Noah Hansen (PhD Candidate, English, University of Chicago). #BlackStudies #ClaudeMcKay #AfroArab

October 19: Christopher Gortmaker (PhD Student, University of Chicago): “Mary Ellen Solt: Concretizing 1968.” Respondent: Deborah Nelson (Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor of English and the College, University of Chicago). #concretism #protestart #1968

October 5: Harris Feinsod (Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University): “The Red International of Seamen and Harborworkers: A Poetics of Strikes from the Kiel Mutiny to the West Coast Waterfront.” Respondent: Chris Taylor (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago). #Poetry #BlueHumanities #Strikewaves

Previous Academic Years:

2019-20 Workshop Schedule