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Windham-Campbell Prize Ceremony and Lecture by Natasha Trethewey

Former United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey delivers the annual Windham-Campbell Lecture “Why I Write.” Yale University President Peter Salovey presents the 2022 awards in poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction.
Free and open to the public.
The 2022 Windham-Campbell Festival will continue from this event throughout the week to Friday, September 23.

Yale College Poets Reading: Edie Abraham-Macht, Hailey Andrews, Jisoo Choi, Gabrielle Colangelo, Adin Feder, Danny Germino-Watnick, Vaughn Goehrig, Charlotte Keathley, Aaron Magloire, Bryce Morales, Nyeda Regina Stewart, and Chie Xu

Yale College Poets: an annual reading by outstanding undergraduate poets co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library and the Creative Writing Program of the Yale Department of English. This year’s readers are: Edie Abraham-Macht, Hailey Andrews, Jisoo Choi, Gabrielle Colangelo, Adin Feder, Danny Germino-Watnick, Vaughn Goehrig, Charlotte Keathley, Aaron Magloire, Bryce Morales, Nyeda Regina Stewart, and Chie Xu

You Can’t Translate What You Can’t See: Between Languages in the U.S. Immigration System

Franke Visiting Fellow Lecture
Alejandra Oliva

How are power structures and empathy implicated in translation? What do we owe asylum seekers, and the stories they bring? What does it mean to bear witness, or to take action? Based on her experiences as an observer and translator in different parts of the U.S. immigration system, Alejandra Oliva reflects on the ways, both big and small, that the system fails the people within it—and the shift required to fix it.

Jewish Survival and Holocaust Memory: Salo Baron and the Twentieth Century

Franke Visiting Fellow Lecture
James McAuley

This talk will examine the life and thought of Salo Baron, one of the great twentieth-century historians who was among the first to bring Jewish Studies to the American university. The talk will trace Baron’s commitment to rebutting the so-called lachrymose conception of Jewish history by emphasizing the theme of survival, but it will also examine that critique in the context of Holocaust memory that gradually began to emerge after the Second World War.

Fernando Pessoa Unmasked? Biographer Richard Zenith in Conversation with Inês Forjaz de Lacerda

HYBRID Event
Celebrated translator and biographer Richard Zenith has spent much of the past three decades translating and writing about the great Portuguese modernist poet Fernando Pessoa.

At Yale, Zenith will talk about what - through all these years - led to some of his recent revisions to his translations and reflect on translation more generally.

Beinecke Tour - Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature

Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature celebrates the American love of travel and adventure in both literary works and the real-life journeys that have inspired our most beloved travel narratives. Exploring American literary archives as well as printed and published works from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Road Show reveals how travel is recorded, marked, and documented in Beinecke Library’s American collections.

Beinecke Tour - Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature

Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature celebrates the American love of travel and adventure in both literary works and the real-life journeys that have inspired our most beloved travel narratives. Exploring American literary archives as well as printed and published works from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Road Show reveals how travel is recorded, marked, and documented in Beinecke Library’s American collections.

Beinecke Tour - Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature

Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature celebrates the American love of travel and adventure in both literary works and the real-life journeys that have inspired our most beloved travel narratives. Exploring American literary archives as well as printed and published works from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Road Show reveals how travel is recorded, marked, and documented in Beinecke Library’s American collections.

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