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Personal Limits #4: A Series on Personal Writing

Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Writer; Tala Khanmalek, California State University, Fullerton

February 9, 2022 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Livestream

Labyrinth Books; Princeton Public Library; Lewis Center for the Arts; Humanities Council; Department of English; Program in American Studies

In the second half of this series, conversations will turn from Professor Huerta’s book Magical Habits to her guests’ writing and views on the contemporary landscapes of personal writing.

Monica Huerta is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. Her first book is Magical Habits, a book in which the author draws on her experiences growing up in her family’s Mexican restaurants and her life as a scholar of literature and culture to meditate on how relationships among self, place, race, and storytelling contend with both the afterlives of history and racial capitalism. Her forthcoming book is titled The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a writer, independent scholar, poet, activist and educator, who is currently in residence as a National Humanities Center Fellow. She is also the Founder and Director of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and founder of BrokenBeautiful Press. Her books are Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity; M Archive: After the End of the World; DUB: Finding Ceremony; and Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals.

Tala Khanmalek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at CSU Fullerton. She is currently writing a book manuscript that engages public health archives with feminist of color epistemologies and is continuing a multi-year oral history project on the work of healing justice practitioners. She is also a long-time political activist involved in community-based organizing for social justice.

Online event; to register, click here.

This series is a collaboration among Labyrinth Books, The Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Humanities Council, English Department, and Program in American Studies.

The event is free, but donations in any amount are very much appreciated and will directly support Labyrinth’s events programming.

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