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Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th, from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 19 University Place, room 224 for:

Kelly Craig: ““Nothing Comes From Nothing’: An Argument for Auriginality in Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe.”

and

Erika Snyder: “The Excess of Naming: Disposability in Translation”

About Kelly:

Kelly Craig is a first (and only) year MA student in the department of English at New York University. She began her studies last fall after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto.  Her specialty is postcolonial literature and much of her research focuses on literature from and about the Caribbean, looking specifically at the concept of mimicry.  Before beginning graduate school, where the concept of “free-time” no longer exists, she taught piano lessons to people of all ages.  Kelly will be presenting her paper at the 19th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference, which will take place in Savannah in February.

About Erika:
Erika is a second-year M.A. candidate in English Literature at NYU. She received her B.A. from SUNY Albany in 2007, where she majored in English and journalism. After one too many adventures as a journalist in the Middle East, Erika decided to return to New York to continue her studies.  Her focus is on post-colonial literature and theory, with particular attention to issues of sovereignty, human rights and the role of testimony in West African fiction and memoirs.   She will be presenting her paper “The Excess of Naming: Disposability in Translation” at the Northeast MLA conference in April.

Please email us with any questions at eveningpapers@gmail.com

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th, from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 19 University Place, room 224.

Kelly Craig: “Nothing Comes From Nothing’: An Argument for Auriginality in Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe.”

Erika Snyder: “The Excess of Naming: Disposability in Translation.”

Wine and snacks will be provided!

About Kelly:
Kelly Craig is a first (and only) year MA student in the department of English at New York University.  She began her studies last fall after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto.  Her specialty is postcolonial literature and much of her research focuses on literature from and about the Caribbean, looking specifically at the concept of mimicry.  Before beginning graduate school, where the concept of “free-time” no longer exists, she taught piano lessons to people of all ages.  Kelly will be presenting her paper at the 19th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference, which will take place in Savannah in February.

About Erika:

Erika is a second-year M.A. candidate in English Literature at NYU. She received her B.A. from SUNY Albany in 2007, where she majored in English and journalism. After one too many adventures as a journalist in the Middle East, Erika decided to return to New York to continue her studies.  Her focus is on post-colonial literature and theory, with particular attention to issues of sovereignty, human rights and the role of testimony in West African fiction and memoirs.   She will be presenting her paper “The Excess of Naming: Disposability in Translation” at the Northeast MLA conference in April.

Please join us for the first forum this spring on Wednesday, January 27th, from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 19 University Place, room 222.

Shyama Rajendran: “Understanding Time and the Absence of Death”

Justin Barker: “Discourses of the Plague with a Science Fiction Twist: A Look at the Black Death through Connie Willis’s Doomsday Book”

Wine and snacks will be provided!

About Shyama:
Shyama is a first-year M.A. candidate in English Literature at New York University. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2009, double-majoring in English and Sociology. Her focus is in medieval literature, specifically on English works written in the fourteenth century and their socio-political consequences. Shyama will be presenting her paper at the second annual Medievalists at Penn conference entitled “‘Bring Out Your Dead’: Memento Mori and the Work of Remembrance in the Middle Ages.”


About Justin:

Justin is a first-year M.A. candidate in English Literature at NYU. She received her B.A. from Queens University of Charlotte in 2009, where she majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her focus is late medieval and Early Modern literature, paying close attention to the roles of place, community, and family. When she is not spending time in Bobst, Justin likes to watch 30 Rock. She is also working on a Young Adult novel. Justin will be presenting her paper at the 2nd Annual Medievalists at Penn Conference entitled Bring out Your Dead: Memento Mori and the Work of Remembrance in the Middle Ages in February.

Please join us Wednesday, November 18th from 8:30-10:00pm, in Room 222, 19 University Place.

Kara Donnelly will present her paper, “”No One Even Knows I Have A Story”: “Remnant” Women in Three Contemporary Irish Novels.”

About Kara:
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Kara is a second year MA candidate. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2006 and began at NYU after two years as a middle school teacher with Teach For America. She is interested in contemporary Irish novels, post-colonial theory, vernacular literature, and other more ill-defined areas. She also harbors a passion for murder mysteries, especially those related to horse racing, but has yet to find a way to fit them into her academic pursuits. She lives in Brooklyn and spends much of her spare time playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Please email us with any questions at eveningpapers@gmail.com

Please check back with us soon for the schedule for this coming year!

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Join us for our final forum  as we present awards to Dan Heyman, for “Julius Caesar,’ Foucault, and a Different Political Theology” and Kathryn Bullerdick, for “On Criticism and Form–Branding and the Online Critic.”

And have the chance to hear Macy Todd read his paper “On and On We Fail and Feel and Fall.”  Macy’s paper can be previewed here.

About Macy:
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Macy Todd is a first year English MA student. He is equally captivated by Jean-Pierre Léaud, Italo Svevo, and Baron Davis. When he’s not investigating the correspondence of Truffaut and Godard, piecing together The Further Confessions of Zeno, or watching the Boom Dizzle playoff highlight dunk over AK-47 on YouTube, he can be found at the dog run in Fort Tryon throwing tennis balls for his aussie-collie mix. He is thoroughly frustrated by the disappearance of wallpaper.

 

 

 

 

Kathryn’s essay has been published here: http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/?p=747

There is one correction: YouTube didn’t exist in May 2004. The first two Nerd videos were distributed on VHS tapes.

Our first forum for Spring 2009 will be held Thursday, March 5th, from 9:00-10:00pm. Kara Donnelly and Kathryn Bullerdick will be presenting. Papers to be posted shortly.

Kathryn Bullerdick: “On Criticism and Form–Branding and the Online Critic”
Kara Donnelly: “(Im)possible Speech: Misreading the Body in The Woman Who Walked into Doors”

About Kathryn:
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Kathryn is an MA candidate. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in English and Comparative Literature in May 2005. Kathryn studies successful and failed attempts at communicating plans for metropolitan development, thereby analyzing how we discuss and study walking, shopping, crime, service, pollution, traffic, civic ceremony, and housing. For instance, what is the impact of changing demographic, spatial, economic and environmental practices on discussion and representation? How are urban, suburban and rural space represented differently? And how does urbanization change notions of status, gender and race in the modern, post-modern and contemporary city? Housing is a topic of special interest: specifically, the tall apartment houses built by Robert Moses under New York City’s urban renewal program. Kathryn maintains a recently launched professional blog, A Soapbox for this Inexact Science: http://bullerdick.wordpress.com

About Kara:
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Kara is a first year MA candidate. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2006 and began at NYU after two years as a middle school teacher with Teach For America. She is interested in contemporary Irish novels, post-colonial theory, vernacular literature, and other more ill-defined areas. She also harbors a passion for murder mysteries, especially those related to horse racing, but has yet to find a way to fit them into her academic pursuits. She lives in Brooklyn and spends much of her spare time playing Ultimate Frisbee.

In conjunction with the Graduate English Organization, Evening Papers presents a SMALL PRESS CONFERENCE. Our first lecture in this series will be held Wednesday, February 11th, from 9-10:00pm, in Room 222.

Our speakers are:

MATVEI YANKELEVICH from Ugly Duckling Presse: www.uglyducklingpresse.org
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art & publishing collective producing small to mid-size editions of new poetry, translations, lost works, and artist’s books. The Presse favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers with well-defined formal or conceptual projects that are difficult to place at other presses. Its full-length books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, magazine and newspaper all contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.

SARAH NICHOLLS from The Center for Book Arts: www.centerforbookarts.org
The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to preserving the traditional artistic practices of book-making, as well as exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, it was the first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world.

Our next session of Evening Papers will be held Thursday, December 4, from 8:30-10:00pm. During this session we will workshop papers that you bring. These could be what you are working on for class, papers for a conference, or graduate school essays.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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