Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Bayard Rustin – recommended listening, reading, and viewing for the weekend from Jeremy Cohan

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Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Bayard Rustin – recommended listening, reading, and viewing for the weekend from Jeremy Cohan

UPDATE, 7/1/2020: the SVA library now has access to Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin on Kanopy. You can watch it at this link. The post below has been edited to reflect the film’s availability.   In addition to being Director of the Honors Program at SVA, Jeremy Cohan has been acting […]

Lucía Hinojosa profiled in a recent piece on the SVA Features blog about her ongoing bilingual arts and literature publication diSONARE

Lucía Hinojosa profiled in a recent piece on the SVA Features blog about her ongoing bilingual arts and literature publication diSONARE

VCS class of 2013 alumna Lucía Hinojosa was recently featured in a profile published a week ago on the SVA Features site. The piece focused on diSONARE, the bilingual arts and literature publication she founded back in 2014, and was excerpted from an article in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Visual Arts Journal about three SVA […]

“Pinned to a Rock, Alone,” a recent reading list from Damage magazine

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“Pinned to a Rock, Alone,” a recent reading list from Damage magazine

Honors Department Director Jeremy Cohan recently discovered a reading list from Damage magazine that he really liked, and he sent it along for me to post here. Titled “Pinned to a Rock, Alone: The Coronavirus Reading List,” the magazine provides the following introduction: In 2020, Damage will feature periodic reviews from writer Sam Kriss. The […]

Jeremy Sigler in two upcoming poetry events, this Wednesday, October 25th at Spoonbill Studio, and Wednesday, November 8th at Apexart

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Jeremy Sigler in two upcoming poetry events, this Wednesday, October 25th at Spoonbill Studio, and Wednesday, November 8th at Apexart

Here’s an announcement from poet and VCS faculty member Jeremy Sigler about two upcoming events he’ll be participating in over the next couple weeks: Dear friends and colleagues, I will be reading in two upcoming poetry events: •  with Albert Mobilio at Spoonbill & Sugartown’s Bushwick store on Montrose this Wednesday, Oct. 25th, at 7pm. […]

Berny Tan at Asymptote Literary Journal (Summer Issue Out Today)

VCS class of 2014 alumna Berny Tan just wrote to me about her new job at the online literary journal Asymptote. Here’s what she had to say: Since early May, I’ve been working for Asymptote, an online international journal dedicated to literary translation. We have just released our Summer issue—the first issue that I’ve seen […]

Announcing issue number two of diSONARE Magazine

I’ve received news from VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa announcing the second issue of diSONARE, the recently founded arts and literature magazine run by Lucia and her co-editors Diego Gerard and Rodrigo Quintero. The current issue includes contributions from VCS alumnus James Kelly and faculty member Kara L. Rooney. (Kara also traveled to Mexico City for […]

This Tuesday evening: VCS presents a talk by writer David Matlin

This Tuesday, October 15th at 6 p.m., the Visual & Critical Studies program will present a reading and discussion with writer David Matlin, our latest entry in the Fall 2013 Art in the First Person lecture series. Here is a description from the SVA event listing: Writer David Matlin reads from his latest works: A […]

This Tuesday: “The Appeal of Tragedy,” a lecture by Paul Schwaber

This Tuesday, March 12th, The Visual & Critical Studies program will present the “The Appeal of Tragedy,” a lecture by Paul Schwaber: Aristotle considered tragedy central to the engaging claim that great verbal art has on us. Nietzsche, Freud and many others have recognized tragedy as opening usefully—enjoyably, distressingly, puzzlingly and safely—to the mysteries and […]

An essay on Dostoyevsky by Aspen Kincaid

Today I’ve got the latest entry in an ongoing series of student writings from Janice Ahn’s VCS Reading, Writing, Thinking class. (You can read the earlier selections by following the links at the bottom of this post). The essay below is by VCS student Aspen Kincaid. It’s a response to Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, which […]

Announcing the spring 2013 Art in the First Person lecture series

The spring 2013 schedule of events in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series is now available on the SVA website. As many of you know, Art in the First Person is an ongoing program of events in which artists, historians, critics, writers, and curators come to SVA to speak on a wide range […]

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