Personal Limits #6: A Series on Personal Writing
Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Namwali Serpell, Harvard University
April 8, 2022 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm · Livestream
Labyrinth Books; Princeton Public Library; Humanities Council; Lewis Center for the Arts; 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.
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.
Namwali Serpell is Professor of English at Harvard University and an award-winning Zambian novelist. Her first novel is The Old Drift. She is also the author of a book of essays, Stranger Faces, and a work of criticism, Seven Modes of Uncertainty. Forthcoming is a book titled American Psycho-Analysis.
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.