Upcoming Great New Books in the Humanities

This series of book launches features books published by NYU faculty.

Great New Books in the Humanities with Hasia Diner

Date: March 10, 2015

Hasia Diner, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU, discusses her forthcoming book Roads taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Making Art, Making the World: Great New Books in the Humanities with Louis Bury and Bruce Bromley

Date: March 31, 2015

In two recent books from Dalkey Archive Press, Louis Bury and Bruce Bromley each consider the ways in which criticism itself is an act of artistic making. Join us for an evening of reading and spirited conversation about the joys of undercover poesis.

Louis Bury, Exercises in Criticism: The Theory and Practice of Literary Constraint (Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press, 2015).

Bruce Bromley, Making Figures: Reimagining Body, Sound, and Image in a World That Is Not for Us (Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press, 2014).

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Great New Books in the Humanities with Kristin Ross

Date: April 8, 2015

Kristin Ross's new book Communal Luxury considers the political imaginary of the Paris Commune, viewed from the perspective of contemporary concerns: internationalism, the future of labor, the status of art, ecological theory and practice.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Great New Books in the Humanities with Adam Becker

Date: April 21, 2015

As Adam Becker's shows in this book titled Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Syrian Nationalism, Americans—through their missionaries—had a strong hand in the development of a national and modern religious identity among one of the Middle East's most intriguing (and little-known) groups: the modern Assyrians. Detailing the history of this Christian minority and the powerful influence American missionaries had on them, he unveils the underlying connection between modern global contact and the retrieval of an ancient identity.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States