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Personal Limits: A Series on Personal Writing, #3

Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Classics

December 8, 2021 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Livestream

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

Monica Huerta (English, American Studies), author of Magical Habits, will host Personal Limits, a virtual conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amid overlapping crises.

In this third session, Huerta will speak with Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Classics), a scholar of the Middle Roman Republic who wrote the memoir Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. Huerta’s forthcoming book is The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism.

Register for the livestream here.

Personal Limits is a collaboration among Labyrinth Books, the Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University’s Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, and English Department.


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