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April 16, 2024
  • IN PERSON: Jessica Max Stein at the Closter Library - Funny Boy

    April 16, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Closter Public Library, 280 High St, Closter, NJ 07624, USA

    Jessica Max Stein will read from and talk about her biography of Closter resident and Muppet performer Richard Hunt, who was an integral part of Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show and other iconic TV shows and movies. He was such a colorful, fun personality that many neighbors, Northern Valley classmates and other locals still remember him vividly! Audience members are warmly invited to share memories of Hunt and of growing up in Closter in the 1960s. 

    Jessica Max Stein's writing has received awards from Poets and Writers Magazine, the Independent Press Association, and the Biographers International Organization, as well as being published widely. She teaches writing and literature at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

    Copies of Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography will be for sale through Books & Greetings at the event. 

    The event is free and open to the public.

April 17, 2024
  • Latino/a/x Studies Association conference

    April 17, 2024 - April 20, 2024 @ 
    Tempe, AZ, USA

April 18, 2024
  • Latino/a/x Studies Association conference

    April 17, 2024 - April 20, 2024 @ 
    Tempe, AZ, USA

  • VIRTUAL: Springsteen Archives Conversations with our Curator: Jim Cullen's Bridge and Tunnel Boys and Born in the U.S.A.

    April 18, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    April 18th at 7pm ET via Zoom

    Register here.

    The free monthly webs series features BSACAM curator, Melissa Ziobro in conversation with researchers and writers exploring new perspectives in American music history. Audience Q&A will follow. 

    Bridge and Tunnel Boys compares the life and work of Long Islander Joel and Asbury Park, New Jersey, native Springsteen, considering how each man forged a distinctive sound that derived from his unique position on the periphery of the Big Apple. 

    This third edition of Born in the U.S.A. is fully revised and updated, incorporating discussion of Springsteen’s wide output in the 21st century. While addressing Springsteen’s responses to events like 9/11, it also considers the evolution of his attitudes towards religion, masculinity, and his relationship with his audience. Whether a serious Springsteen fan or simply an observer of American popular culture, Born in the U.S.A. will give you a new appreciation for The Boss.

April 19, 2024
  • Latino/a/x Studies Association conference

    April 17, 2024 - April 20, 2024 @ 
    Tempe, AZ, USA

April 20, 2024
  • Latino/a/x Studies Association conference

    April 17, 2024 - April 20, 2024 @ 
    Tempe, AZ, USA

April 22, 2024
  • HYBRID: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - THE CARAVAGGIO SYNDROME

    April 22, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

    Book Presentation: THE CARAVAGGIO SYNDROME

    In person at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

    Location: 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011



    The event will also be broadcast live on
    YouTubeFacebook, and website

    The Caravaggio Syndrome(2024, Rutgers University Press)A novel byAlessandro Giardino, St. Lawrence University 

    Translated into English byJoyce Myerson and Alessandro Giardino  

    With a foreword byAra Merjian, NYU 

    The author will be in conversation withAnnalisa Merelli, journalist 

    Introduction byElena Favilli, Founder and CEO of Rebel Girls 


     In ENGLISH

April 24, 2024
  • Association for Asian-American Studies conference

    April 24, 2024 - April 27, 2024 @ 
    Seattle, WA, USA

April 25, 2024
  • Association for Asian-American Studies conference

    April 24, 2024 - April 27, 2024 @ 
    Seattle, WA, USA

April 26, 2024
  • Association for Asian-American Studies conference

    April 24, 2024 - April 27, 2024 @ 
    Seattle, WA, USA

April 27, 2024
  • Association for Asian-American Studies conference

    April 24, 2024 - April 27, 2024 @ 
    Seattle, WA, USA

  • Rutgers Day

    April 27, 2024
    New Brunswick, NJ, USA

May 10, 2024
  • IN PERSON: Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal international book launch of The Caravaggio Syndrome

    May 10, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Librairie n’était-ce pas l’été 6792 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3C7 Event in English

    The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to invite you to the international book launch of The Caravaggio Syndrome (Rutgers UP, 2024) by Alessandro Giardino, in conversation with Christopher Di Raddo, author of The Geography of Pluto (Véhicule Press, 2014)

    Friday, May 10 2024, 5:30pm
    Free admission

    https://iicmontreal.esteri.it/en/gli_eventi/calendario/the-caravaggio-syndrome-by-alessandro-giardino/

    Alessandro Giardino is Associate Professor of World Languages, Cultures & Media at Saint Lawrence University, N.Y. Born in Naples, he studied at the University of Bologna, UC Berkeley, and McGill University. He has written extensively about Caravaggio’s cultural circles, as well as Italian and French literature.

    The Caravaggio Syndrome is his first novel. After several reprints in Italy, the novel is finally available to English-speaking readers around the world!

     The Caravaggio Syndrome; comments from readers:

    A luminous and very powerful story.”

    ~Elena Favilli, founder & editor-in-chief of Rebel Girls and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    The Caravaggio Syndrome is the dramatic convergence of five characters in two different centuries, beautifully weaved together. It is a book about love, resistance, escape, and solitude.”

    ~Dalal Mawad, CNN Senior Producer, award-winning journalist, and author of All She Lost

    Alessandro Giardino has written a genre-expanding novel sure to please artists, philosophers, Italophiles, and anyone who simply loves a good story.”

    ~Christopher Castellani, Los Angeles Times and New York Times bestselling author of Leading Men: A Novel

    For further information, see:

    The Caravaggio Syndrome. A Novel (Rutgers University Press)

May 11, 2024
  • American Association for the History of Medicine conference

    May 11, 2024 - May 14, 2024 @ 
    Kansas City, MO, USA

May 12, 2024
  • American Association for the History of Medicine conference

    May 11, 2024 - May 14, 2024 @ 
    Kansas City, MO, USA

May 13, 2024
  • American Association for the History of Medicine conference

    May 11, 2024 - May 14, 2024 @ 
    Kansas City, MO, USA

May 14, 2024
  • American Association for the History of Medicine conference

    May 11, 2024 - May 14, 2024 @ 
    Kansas City, MO, USA