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Personal Limits #5: A Conversation About Personal Writing

Monica Huerta, English; Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez, Michigan State University; Tao Leigh Goffe, Cornell University Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Yomaira Figueroa, Michigan State University; Tao Leigh Goffe, Cornell University

March 30, 2022 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Livestream

Labyrinth Books; Princeton Public Library; Humanities Council; Department of English; Program in American Studies

In the second half of this series, conversations will turn from Professor Huerta’s own book Magical Habits to her guests’ writing and their thoughts about as well as desires for contemporary landscapes of personal writing.

Online event; to register, click here.

Monica Huerta is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. Her first book is Magical Habits, 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.

Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez is Associate Professor of English at Michigan State University and works on 20th century U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. Her current book project, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature, focuses on diasporic and exilic Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Equatoguinean texts in context. She is co-founder of the Women of Color Initiatives Project at Michigan State.

Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history at Cornell University, where she also has a joint appointment between the Department of Africana Studies and Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also a writer and a DJ specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, migration, and globalization. She is at work on a book on the ecological poetics and entanglements of the Caribbean plantation. Her second project is a manifesto on digital technology, black feminist praxis and DJ culture called Pon De Replay.

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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