Lost & Found, along with the PhD Program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting Professor Dorothy Wang of Williams College as a Visiting Scholar, recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship provides “leaders in their fields with resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects.” Author of the award-winning Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University, 2013), after which an annual conference, “Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing and Literary Study,” has been named, Professor Wang plans to pursue a project titled: "'Things Unintelligible, Yet Understood’: Race and the Genealogies of American Poetics.” In addition to continuing an ongoing dialogue on poetics and cultural politics with Ammiel Alcalay, Professor Wang intends to work with Lost & Found editors and other graduate students in order to further explore new approaches to literary history through the collaborative approach to archival work initiated by Lost & Found

Professor Wang will be involved in various public events at the Graduate Center, CUNY, including at the end of October in "Puerto Rico/New York/Morocco: Poet’s Journey," with Victor Hernández Cruz & Ammiel Alcalay.  

For more information about Professor Dorothy Wang, her ongoing research, and her ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, click here.

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