I’m trying to gauge interest in forming a reading group. Here’s what I’m thinking. The reading group would be interdisciplinary (or at least inter-concentrationally) in focus. The objective of the group would be to discuss critical and theoretical—and perhaps literary—works relevant to the various projects we are all working on. To begin, I would propose meeting once a month (somewhere with food and drinks) to discuss a few (2-3) chapters of a chosen text. Ideally, we can schedule these readings around other events in the department. For instance, in October there are MEMSI events around Monster theory and in November there is a “Composing Disability” symposium. Our first meeting in October might read one or two chapters dealing with monstrosity alongside one on disability theory and embodiment. I've included a poll. Please vote to give me an idea of your interest, and we'll take it from there.
Please feel free to comment on the blog or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any suggestions.