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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sayers/Gernes Alumni Reading, featuring Peter Twal and Thirii Myint


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Peter Twal is a Jordanian-American, an electrical engineer, and the author of Our Earliest Tattoos which won the 2018 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The Believer, Best New Poets, Kenyon Review, West Branch, and elsewhere.

“Peter Twal's poetic energy combines the absurd with the grave, the hilarious with the profound, the wacky with the tragic. In driving lines filled with unrelenting rhythms, his concerns engage the gray zone where the injured, mortal self is also fraudulent. But he does this with kindness, with joy, and stark metaphors, through imaginative lexicon and constructed protagonists. In this wonderful debut collection, Peter Twal impersonates himself: the gifted American poet in his best suit in the gala of originality.”…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

John Mort


Location: Hammes Bookstore

The Creative Writing department proudly presents the Sullivan Prize winner (University of Notre Dame Press), John Mort, to give a reading.…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

“Writers in the No-Man's Land: Literary Translation as Anti-Colonial Practice in Israel/Palestine.”


Location: 1030 Jenkins-Nanovic Hall

Writers in the No-Man's Land: Literary Translation as Anti-Colonial Practice in Israel/Palestine.” 

Thursday, November 29th 6.30-7.45PM 


Dr Hana Morgenstern is a scholar, writer and translator. She is University Lecturer in Postcolonial and Middle East Literature at Cambridge University and a Senior Fellow at Newnham College. Dr Morgenstern is co-director of the Documents of the Arab Left Project. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled, A Literature for All Its Citizens: Aesthetics of Coexistence in Israel/Palestine.

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