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Upcoming events are listed below.
Wednesday, January 29 // Guest: Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University
“The Meaning of the Mestizaje”
12:30 pm / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408
Joanne Rappaport is an anthropologist with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books in English and Spanish, including Cumbe Reborn: An Andean Ethnography of History (University of Chicago Press, 1994), Intercultural Utopias: Public Intellectuals, Cultural Experimentation, and Ethnic Pluralism in Colombia (Duke University Press, 2005), and The Politics of Memory: Native Historical Interpretation in the Colombian Andes (Cambridge University Press, 1990; Duke University Press, 1998). Her most recent book, Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes (Duke University Press, 2012; co-authored with Tom Cummins) won the 2012 Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association for outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English in the United States and 2012 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize of the Modern Languages Association for outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. She is currently completing a book on racial mixing in 16th-17th century Bogota, The Disappearing Mestizo, which will appear in print in the spring of 2014.
Thursday, February 27 // Guest: Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland
“The .TXTual Condition”
4:30 pm / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. His first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (MIT Press, 2008), won multiple awards, including the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association. His current book project is entitled Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).
Friday, April 11 // Guest: Lisa Gitelman, NYU
12:30 PM / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408
Lisa Gitelman is Professor of English and Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is the author of several books, including Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Age of Edison (Stanford University Press, 2000), New Media, 1740-1915 (MIT Press, 2004; co-edited with Geoffrey B. Pingree), Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT Press, 2006), and “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron (MIT Press, 2013). As a guest of the Modernities Working Group, she will discuss a pre-circulated chapter from her new book, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Duke University Press, 2014).