Reminder: Voices of the Rainbow Event

Ishle Yi Park
Tuesday, April 1, 12 noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124

Ishle Yi Park, former Poet Laureate of Queens, is the author of the poetry collection The Temperature of This Water. She is a regular on Def Poetry Jam.

This reading is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program.
Faculty Forum Event: Maria McGarrity & Srividhya Swaminathan

Please join us for the next event in the English Department Faculty Forum.

The Summer of Our Discontent: Researching European Incursion into Africa

Maria McGarrity
“James Joyce and Roger Casement in the Congo”

Srividhya Swaminathan
“How Does Slavery Become Status Quo?”

Professors McGarrity and Swaminathan will be presenting work resulting from NEH Summer Seminars in Dublin, Ireland and Charlottesville, Virginia.

When & Where:
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
3-4 PM
Humanities Building, 4th floor lounge

Light refreshments will be served.

for further information contact Sealy Gilles (Chair of English) at 718-488-1050.
MFA Reading Series: Incantation: Prose & Poetry of the Primal

When & Where:

Sunday, March 30, 8-9:30 PM
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, at the foot of First Street,
between Hudson & Bleecker
Travel Directions:

F to Second Avenue or 6 to Bleecker

Lorinda Mouzon, Giorgios Qure-Lacroix Retsinas, Charles Thorne, Jon L. Peacock, Gary Parrish, Mary Walker, John High, Elspeth MacDonald, Tamara Lebron, Kristen Walker, Jessica Rogers, Charulata L. Dyal, Sri Raman, Carolyn Smith, nell del guidice.
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Voices of the Rainbow: New Event Added to Spring 2008 Schedule
The Annual Adjuncts & Graduate Students Reading

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
1:00 PM
Humanities Building, 4th Floor Lounge


Pamela Sneed
Lara Stapleton
Margot Marie Nasti

Pamela Sneed, who teaches in the Speech and Theatre Department, has been featured in many venues, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, the Source, and Time Out. She has performed her work internationally and is the author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery.

Lara Stapleton, who teaches in the English Department, is the author of The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing (a PEN Open Book Award winner), Juncture, and recently The Thirdest World: Stories and Essays by Three Filipino Writers (with Gina Apostol and Eric Gamalinda).

Margot Marie Nasti is a graduate student in the English Department's MFA program in creative writing. She has read her poetry in various locations and has published in the chapbook Buttons -n- Boots. She is the editor of Blue Leaf Press.

Please come and support your teachers, students, and colleagues. Light refreshments will be served.

Funding provided by the Provost's Office; the English Department; and the Department of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre.
"Music and Society: Transformations in Brazilian Popular Music and Modernist Compositional Technique" (An Informal Talk by Fabio Akcelrud Durao)

Monday March 24th, 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Where: 8th Floor, H Building

Professor Fabio Akcelrud Durao (State University of Campinas [Brazil]) will speak on recent developments in Brazilian popular music, and the discussion should be interesting.

Professor Durao will describe what happens when the most advanced, formal, modernist compositional technique--twelve tone composition--sometimes synonymous with modern music itself, crosses the Atlantic and takes harbor in Brazilian popular music.

Can “popular music” be “advanced” music? What happens when it tries to be? What happens when the composer hardly knows what he is doing with these complex techniques? And what controversies can “serious” composers find themselves mixed up in when confronted with the strange artifact of advanced popular composition?

Fabio Akcelrud Durao is professor of literary theory at the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and author of Modernism and Coherence: Four Chapters of a Negative Aesthetics.

Professor Robert Hullot-Kentor (English) is hosting this event. For more information, contact Professor Hullot-Kentor by email at: