Readings

Reading Schedule for Fall 2014:

This academic year (2014-15), we will be conducting reading and discussion sessions in association with NYU Space Group. Please find the details of the readings and schedule of meetings here:

1. Reading the First Chapter from  Henri Lefebvre’s The Production of Space

Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm.

Venue: English Dept. Event Space, 244 Greene Street, NYC.

2. Reading Michel Foucault’s “Of Other Spaces

Time: Monday, December 1, 2014, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm.

Venue: English Dept. Event Space, 244 Greene Street, NYC.

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Reading Schedule for Spring 2014:

The NYU English Research Group on Everyday Life will hold three Reading Sessions in the Spring 2014 term. The theme of this reading session is ‘Women & Everyday Life’.

Place: 244 Greene Street (NYU English Dept.); Room: 805

Time: 5.00-6.30 PM  (Room #805; NYU English Dept., 244 Greene Street, NYC)

Meeting Dates

March 27 (Thursday)

Selections From:

Virginia Woolf: Moments of Being (1976);

Liesl Olson – Modernism and the Ordinary (Second Chapter) – Virginia Woolf and the Ordinary (apologies for my notes on the introduction. please ignore them.)

May 11 (Sunday)

Selections From:

Naomi Schor: Reading in Detail (2007)

August 14 (Thursday)

Selections From:

Anindita Ghosh (Ed.): Behind the Veil Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women, and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia (2008)

We are open to suggestions from the participants about other texts.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Reading Schedule for Spring 2013:

Theme: Everyday Life and Boredom

On 24 April, 2013; 3.00 pm at 13-19 University Place, Room No. B05:  we will read part of Patricia Meyer Spacks’ Boredom Patricia Meyer Spacks (1995). Adrian Versteegh will lead the discussion. Please focus on chapter 1 & 7.

On 7 May, 2013; 3.00 pm at 13-19 University Place, Room No. B05: we will read part of Saikat Majumdar’s newly released book, Prose of the World Saikat Majumdar (2013). Mosarrap Khan will lead the discussion.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Program Schedule for Spring Term, 2012:

[All meetings will take place on Fridays 1.00-3.00 pm; Room No. 505, Dept. of English, NYU, 19 University Place, NYC.]

2 March, 2012: Reading Henri Lefebvre (Mosarrap Khan)

16 March, 2012: Reading Michel de Certeau The Practice of Everyday Life (Gerald Byunghoon Song)

30 March, 2012: Reading Mikhail Bakhtin Introduction & Bakhtin readings (Brian Droitcour)

13 April, 2012: Reading Selections from Foucault & Selections from James Scott (Mary Ann Chacko)

27 April, 2012: Special Discussion on “Everyday Life & Utopia” Archaeologies of the Future – Frederic Jameson & 4th section from this chapter from Marx’s The German Ideology (Nick Matlin)


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