Oct 5 - The Medieval Colloquium presents a panel discussion on animal and environmental studies with Susan Crane, Sarah Kay, Eleanor Johnson, Joe Johnson, and Karl Steel. This panel of medievalists from NYU, CUNY, and Columbia will introduce the diverse ways in which animal and environmental approaches are changing medieval studies. Each panelist will begin with a compact statement of what these approaches are and what they offer, together with an example from his or her current research and writing, as a preface to discussion among those present.
Oct 9 - The Diaspora, Race and Empire colloquium, the English Department, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society present a discussion with Ivan Vladislavić. Joining Vladislavić will be Columbia's Ameya Tripathi. In addition to discussion, there will be readings from Vladislavić’s newest title, The Folly.