On Friday, November 12th at 12 PM EST, the Department of Comparative Literature will host Pandemic Labors: A Works in Progress Comparatorium, featuring Juan Manuel Ávila Conejo, Roni Henig, and Hannah Kwak!
*This in-person event is open to current NYU students, faculty, and staff only. Attendees must RSVP for the location. Click HERE to RSVP.*
The Anatomy of National Language: Hebrew Revival and Linguistic Pregnancy in H.N. Bialik by Roni Henig
Roni Henig is an Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature in the department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. She completed her Ph.D. in Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her work focuses on critical literary theory, language politics, dysfluency studies, and the critique of nationalism across Jewish literatures and beyond. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Life of the Non-Living: The Narrative of Language Revival in Modern Hebrew Literature, which critically explores the question of Hebrew revival in early twentieth century Hebrew literary discourse and its role in the formation of Jewish nationalism, Zionism, and modern Hebrew culture. Prior to joining NYU, she was a research fellow at Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Reid Hall, Paris. Her work has been awarded the 2020 Baron prize for a dissertation in Jewish Studies and the 2017 Aldridge Prize by the ACLA.
Yi Kwang-su's Mujŏng: Probing the Possibility of a Non-Teleological Hermeneutics by Hannah Kwak
Hannah Kwak is a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Studies. She is interested in colonial-period Korean literature, national canon formation in post-war South Korea, literature and ethics, and reception studies.
Work in Progress - TBA by Juan Manuel Ávila Conejo
This event is organized by Michael Ernst and Eesha Kumar. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.