Upcoming Events
(Open to the Public)

July 9, 2014 (All day) to September 10, 2014 (All day)
Art Exhibition: Keenu Hall
113 Dickinson Hall

Born on March 19, 1992, Keenu Hale's birth was complicated with near death moments, with Seizure Disorders undetected until age six months. His life was in jeopardy. Within his first five years he was brushed with four life-threatening experiences. Keenu Hale has a gift, winning his first art contest at the age of 18 months. Creating various genres of cartoon styles, Keenu currently has developed over 1,000 characters, as he hopes to give his characters purpose through his storybooks, and to one day become an Animator (perhaps for Tim Burton?). Currently, Keenu is a Student at School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a 2010 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in New Jersey. He is a Humble Artist with Autism that shines greater than his art.

September 30, 2014 (All day)
Acts of Comparison: Meaning and Methodology in Comparative Thinking
Location to be announced

Date is tentative and subject to change.
This conference is concerned both with theoretical and practical issues related to comparative thinking. We are interested in reflecting on the methodological implications of comparison in light of new literary epistemologies, the crisis in the humanities, the question of national languages and the role of critical theory. This is conference asks: what does comparison do and what specific practices are involved in doing comparison?
The conference will bring together an array of graduate students and faculty, both from within and outside Princeton, and will include a mixture of panels and roundtables, including Professors Rita Felski (University of Virginia), Moira Fradinger (Yale), Nirvana Tanoukhi (Wisconsin-Madison), Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern). Please see the conference description online at http://actsofcomparison.wordpress.com.

September 30, 2014 (All day)
Slavic Grad Conference
Location to be announced

More information coming soon, including actual date, time, and location.

October 6, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Nick Krieger
Location to be announced

A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. His writing has earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He aspires to be a stay-at-home dad (with or without kids), and spends his time practicing yoga, eating cereal, and queering all that he can. He holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.
More information coming soon!

October 11, 2014 (All day)
Black Queer Graduate Student Conference, 2014
Location to be announced

This year's conference will feature guest speaker Salamishah Tillett. Prof. Tillett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and is a Core Teaching and Faculty member of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Prof. Tillett received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization in 2007 and A.M. in English from Harvard University, and her M.A.T. from Brown University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania where she received her B.A. in English and Afro-American Studies. Her bio can be found at http://www.english.upenn.edu/People/SalamishahTillet
More information, including additional speakers and a full schedule, coming soon!

December 2, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Marta Cunningham
Location to be announced

More information coming soon!