Congratulations to Doyle Calhoun for his essay, “Dead Narrators, Queer Terrorists: On Suicide Bombing and Literature,” which has won the 2021 Ralph Cohen Prize. His essay will be published next spring in New Literary History.
On September 29, Branka Arsić of Columbia University will deliver the NLH Distinguished Lecture, “Marvelous Extinctions: Melville on Animal Suffering.” The lecture is currently scheduled for in-person delivery, though circumstances may require the event to be streamed via Zoom (with details and link forthcoming).
On September 24, Merve Emre will join authors Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon in an NLH Forum on Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Ages, just out from the University of Chicago Press. The Forum will be held on Zoom, with details and link forthcoming.