SBU professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich will speak at University Libraries Presents: Writers Series on Tuesday, 9/27. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed faculty.
Date: Tuesday, September 27 from 1 to 2pm, Special Collections Seminar Room (E-2340, Melville Library).
Free and Open to the Public. Register here.
Speaker: Mary Jo Bona, Chair of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University
Topic: Women Writing Cloth: Migratory Fictions in the American Imaginary. Bona investigates the relationship between literary representations of cloth-work and migration, demonstrating how American authors innovate on pre-modern stories of weaving women in order to explore the intricate connections between handwork, resourcefulness, and mobility. More »
Speaker: Adrienne Munich, Professor of English, Stony Brook University
Topic: Scramblers for Diamonds at the “Big Hole” in Kimberley, South Africa. The 1867 discovery of a large diamond in what is now South Africa brought to Kimberley what one novelist called “mixed humanity” who together created the wonder of the largest hand-dug mine, eventually acquired by the DeBeers Company and suggestively titled “Big Hole.” More »
Tuesday, 10/18: Shirley Lim & Charles Taber (register here)
Shirley Lim: “Anna May Wong: Glamourizing Racial Modernity”
Charles Taber: “The Rationalizing Voter”
Tuesday, 11/15: Carl Safina (register here)
“Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel”
All programs will be held from 1 to 2pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room, E-2340, Melville Library.
For detailed descriptions of the talks and speaker biographies, please visit the website for University Libraries Presents: Writers Series.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: food and drink are not permitted in the seminar room.