Colin Davey @ Queens Library's Literary Thursday
“What the Museum has done, in different ways, through the different stages of its life, is to feed the human sense of wonder at the universe.” —Kermit Roosevelt III, from his Foreword
“An adroitly written and researched narrative.” —Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History
FROM THE BLOG
AWARD WINNING TITLES & AUTHORS
The Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual who has dedicated a lifetime of work to the mission and values of American studies.
Avery F. Gordon was a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara for thirty years and is currently a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck School of Law University of London. She is the author of The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins (Fordham).
How do literature and other cultural forms shape how we imagine the planet, for better or worse? In this rich, original, and long awaited book, Jennifer Wenzel tackles the formal innovations, rhetorical appeals, and sociological imbrications of world literature that might help us confront unevenly distributed environmental crises, including global warming.
Dylan Rodriguez, 2020 Freedom Scholar
The $3 million Freedom Scholars program is a commitment to scholarship that is rooted in and supports movements led by Black and Indigenous people, migrants, queer and poor people, and People of Color. The awards support scholars who are shifting the balance of power to families and communities that have been historically excluded from the resources and benefits of society.
Dylan Rodríguez's White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide is available from FUP this fall.
Pushing against the limits of liberal rationalism, Crépon calls for a more radical understanding of interpersonal responsibility. Not just a work of philosophy but an engagement with life as it’s lived, Murderous Consent works to redefine our global obligations, articulating anew what humanitarianism demands and what an ethically grounded political resistance might mean.