There never seems to be sufficient words to describe the events of September 11, 2001. Even, or perhaps especially, as we prepare to mark its ten year anniversary.
As part of the events sponsored by St. John’s University to commemorate 9/11, the English Department particularly invites you to the following:
- An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and organized by Dr. Robert Fanuzzi of the English Department and Associate Dean Michael Wolfe of the Graduate School. This conference, “Making Meaning of 9/11: Local Impacts, Global Implications,” will be held on the Manhattan campus on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. It features presentations by several St. John’s English faculty as well as scholars from other disciplines and universities. There is no charge for graduate students, but you will need to pre-register for the conference. To do so, please email Dr. Wolfe.
- A “Literary Roundtable” sponsored by the English Department on the significance of 9/11. This event will take place on the Manhattan campus on Wednesday, September 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. It features readings and discussion by Lawrence Joseph, Amitava Kumar, Anne Nelson, and Kamilia Shamsie, followed by a wine and cheese reception. This event was also organized by Dr. Fanuzzi and will be moderated by Dr. Dohra Ahmad and Dr. John Lowney. This is really an extraordinary opportunity to hear and talk with an internationally renowned group of writers. We hope you’ll be able to attend. (If you are teaching this semester, please encourage your students to attend as well.) This event does not require pre-registration.