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The department sponsors a weekly luncheon series, usually held Mondays at 12:20 in Kern 102, along with ongoing meetings of interst groups such as the PSU Americanists group, as well as a number of film series and occasional talks.

Immanuel Kim (George Washington Univeristy), on "Internationalizing North Korean Novel, Friend"

When Oct 18, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Via Zoom
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Contact Phone 8148634288
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Claudia Milian (Duke University), on "​​Temporary Subjects: The Climate Migrant and The LatinX City​"

When Oct 25, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Via Zoom/102 Kern
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Yasmine Seale (British-Syrian writer), on "The Pillow Talk and its Outcome: Approaching the Nights"

When Nov 01, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Via Zoom/102 Kern
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Yasmine Seale is a British-Syrian writer. Her essays, poetry and visual art have appeared widely — in Harper’sPoetry ReviewFrieze, the Times Literary Supplement and elsewhere. She has translated many texts, classical and contemporary, from the Arabic and French. Her work has earned her a PEN America Literary Grant and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry. She lives in Paris.

Perry Zurn (American University), on "Curiosity as Strategy and as Tactic"

When Nov 08, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Via Zoom
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Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University and affiliate faculty in the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies. He researches in political philosophy, critical theory, and transgender studies. Zurn is the author of Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry (2021) and the co-author of Curious Minds: The Power of Connection (MIT Press, forthcoming 2022). He is also the co-editor of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition (2016), Carceral Notebooks 12 (2017), Curiosity Studies: A New Ecology of Knowledge (2020), and Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group, 1970-1980 (2021).

Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary University, London), on "Beyond Circulation: World Literature and the Problem of the Text"

When Nov 15, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Via Zoom
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Found Concepts: A Roundtable

When Nov 29, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern or Zoom
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Hosted by Anna Ziajka Stanton and Jonathan P. Eburne. Additional participants TBA.