You are cordially invited to an evening of storytelling around archival objects, poems and translations. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: 6:30 PM; Wednesday November 16th, 2022
Where: In person in the NYU English Department Event Space (ground floor) at 244 Greene Street, NYC, and on Zoom: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/98763184592
IMPORTANT: All in-person guests not affiliated with NYU must RSVP and bring proof of vaccination (fully vaccinated plus 1 booster minimum). NYU attendees are required to show their Violet Go Pass.
Edgar Garcia is Associate Professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of English and the Department of Creative Writing, and is also serving as guest editor-in-chief of Fence, a journal of innovative literary writing, this year. He is a poet and scholar of the hemispheric cultures of the Americas. His most recent book, Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2022), is a collection of 9 essays that show what this foundational creation story of the indigenous Americas (the Popol Vuh) has to teach people about the relation between emergency and emergence. His scholarship and poetry are likewise inquiries into the relation between crisis and creativity or world creation—often experimenting with literary and disciplinary form to bring ideas and feelings to life. Alongside his books, his work has appeared in such venues as Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), Modern Philology, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Portable Gray, and Fence.