Works in Progress (Dolcerocca, Aguirre, Boer)

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Friday, March 7
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Draper Seminar Room (22-24 8th St)

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Works in Progress

Please join us for the first installment in 2014 of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series.

“Bergson and Politics of Time”

Ozen Nergis Dolcerocca

PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature, NYU

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“Form and Footwork: The Chroniclers of Mexico City”

Juan Carlos Aguirre

PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature, NYU

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“Opium and Coolies: The Chronotope of Indenture in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies

Nienke Boer

PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature, NYU

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Light refreshments will be served.

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Leif Weatherby: The Romantic Circumstance

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Friday, April 19
4-6 p.m.
19 University Place (Room 222)

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The Romantic Circumstance: Novalis between Kittler and Luhmann

Please join us for the April installment of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series. Email sbiareishyk@gmail.com for a copy of the pre-circulated paper.

Professor Leif Weatherby

Department of German, NYU

Light refreshments to follow.

Leif Weatherby is Assistant Professor of German at NYU. His current book project is tentatively titled: “The Organs of the World: Romantic Metaphysics between Leibniz and Marx.”

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Ilya Kliger “Untimely Community”

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Friday, February 22
12-2 p.m.
19 University Place (Great Room)

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Untimely Community: Tragic Nationalism in Dostoevsky and Nietzsche

Please join us for the February installment of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series.

Professor Ilya Kliger

Lunch will be served.

Ilya Kliger is Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU. His latest book is entitled The Narrative Shape of Truth: Veridiction in Modern European Literature. 

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Naturalism Redux / Locked in the Present

Friday, December 7
3-5 p.m.
19 University Place, room 222

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Please join us for the December installment of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series featuring two PhD candidates from our department.

Bilal Hashmi – “Naturalism Redux”
This paper will offer a reading of Les Bas Fonds (1936; The Lower Depths), Jean Renoir’s Popular Front-era film adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play Na dne (1902; At the Bottom), as an exemplary product of the interwar traffic in aesthetic modes.

Liang-Hua Yu – “Locked in the Present: Time Travel Romance, Neoliberal Governance and the Rise of a Digital Sinosphere”

Light reception to follow.

Bilal Hashmi is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. His dissertation, “Anatomy of World Literature,” examines the implications of world literature as practiced during the interwar years.

Liang-Hua Yu is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. Before joining the department, she received graduate training in East Asian Studies at NYU and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on Chinese/Sinophone Cinema, Television, and New Media, Visual Culture in East Asia, Critical Theory and Global Neoliberalization. She is completing work on a dissertation entitled “Unoriginal Sin: Transborder Media Flow, Visual Consumption and the Emergence of a New Middle Class in Global China.”

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Emanuela Bianchi “Becoming Mythological”

Friday, October 26
2-4 p.m.
19 University Place (Room 222)

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Becoming Mythological: Barthes with Butler and Aristotle

Please join us for the October installment of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series.

Professor Emanuela Bianchi

Department of Comparative Literature

Light reception to follow.

Emanuela Bianchi received her Ph.D in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2005.  She has taught in the departments of Philosophy at Haverford College and UNC Charlotte.  She is completing a manuscript, The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos exploring the intertwining of Aristotle’s metaphysics with tropes of sex and gender, arguing that the traditional understanding of the female as allied with passive matter is inadequate, and should be supplanted by an understanding of the feminine assymptomatic, representing chance and what disrupts the teleological system. She has published numerous articles on sex and gender in ancient metaphysics, and her interests encompass a genealogical approach to understanding matter and bodies, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, and the politics of temporality in queer theory and feminism.  Her current work engages the thought of Reiner Schürmann to help think through the complex inceptions and destructions of patriarchal kinship in classical Greek literature and philosophy, as well as in various cultural and political present day contexts.

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Friday, September 16

Friday, September 16
3-5 p.m.
Deutsches Haus (42 Washington Mews)

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The Poetics of Futurity: On Translating Nostradamus

A Talk by

Professor Richard Sieburth

Departments of Comparative Literature and French

Please join us for the opening event of this year’s
Comparative Literature Colloquium series. We are delighted to present Professor Richard Sieburth, introducing
his new translation of the Prophecies of Nostradamus.

Light reception to follow.

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Friday, May 13

Friday, 5/13

3-5 p.m. 

19 University Place, room 222

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Intellectual Divisions of Labor

Please join us for the May installment of the NYU Comparative Literature Colloquium Series.

Pu Wang

Aofuhebian  in 1928: Transliteration and Theoretical Warfare”

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Bilal Hashmi

“Third-World Literature: Reflections on a Debate”

Reception to follow.

Pu Wang is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. His dissertation project focuses on the writer-politician-scholar Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution. A participant in the “Benjamin Translation Group,” he is co-translating into Chinese Convolute J (Baudelaire) of Walter Benjamin’s Das Passagen-Werk.

Bilal Hashmi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of
Comparative Literature at NYU. His dissertation project
examines the aesthetic and political alliances forged among
French, Indian and Russian writers during the interwar
period. He is the translator of Sajjad Zaheer’s 1938 Urdu
novella, A Night in London, which will appear from
HarperCollins India this summer. He currently serves as
Managing Editor of the Duke University Press journal,
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle
East.


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