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Personal Limits #1: Sarah Chihaya and Merve Emre

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

October 13, 2021 · 5:30 pm6:30 pm · Virtual

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

In this first in the series, she will be joined by Sarah Chihaya (English) and Merve Emre (University of Oxford), co-authors of The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism.

Huerta is assistant professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. Her forthcoming book is The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism. Chihaya is assistant professor of English at Princeton University. She is currently at work on a book titled Bibliophobia: Misreading and Being Misread, a meditation on reading practices, bad feelings, and the writing of criticism. Emre is associate professor of English at the University of Oxford. Her most recent book is The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.

Register for this event 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 Department of English.

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Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Undrowned, Dub: Finding Ceremony, and Tala Khanmalek, founding director of Sailing for Social Justice

March 30, 2022 at 6 pm
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