Event Spotlight

The 7th Feminist Art History ConferenceOnline | September 24–26, 2021

Two conference scholars intently watching proceedings.This year's Feminist Art History Conference will be held virtually with more than 80 planned invents, including keynote Dorothy Y. Ko.

Register and purchase tickets to 7FAHC.

Visiting Writers Series: Chet'la Sebree

Online | September 29, 2021, 7 p.m.

AU MFA Alumna and 2021 Academy of American Poets Laughlin rize Winner Poet Chet'la Sebree is the author of Field Study, winner of the 2020 James Laughlin Award, and Mistress, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and won the 2018 New Issues Poetry Prize. For her work, she has recieved fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Delaware Division of the Arts, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Currently, she is the director of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts and an assistant professor at Bunell University.

A Conversation with Samanta Schweblin Online | September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM

Virtual reading and conversation with Samanta Schweblin, recognized worldwide as one of the most innovative wwriters of contemporary fiction

Moderated by Laura Demaria, University of Maryland and Brenda Werth, American University. Presented by the Jack Child Spanish and Latin American Studies Endowment.

Samanta Schweblin is one of the most celebrated writers on the world literary stage. She is the author of the novel Fever Dream (Distancia de rescate, 2015) a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize. Her most recent novel, Little Eyes (Kentukis, 2018) was also longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, as was her collection of short stories, A Mouthful of Birds (Pájaros en la boca, 2017). All three works were translated into English by Megan McDowell. Schweblin is also author of two short story collections, El núcleo de disturbio (2002) and Siete casas vacías (2015). She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Juan Rulfo Prize, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the Konex Prize for her short stories. In 2010 she was chosen by Granta as one of the twenty-two best writers in Spanish under the age of thirty-five. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages, and her work has appeared in English in The New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine. Originally from Buenos Aires, Schweblin currently lives in Berlin. The film Distancia de rescate, based on her novel and directed by Claudia Llosa, will premiere in October 2021 with Netflix. Register via Zoom.

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