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Bhanu Kapil: “Performance and Narrative: Writing (not writing) a tragic scene: NOTES: towards the Southall Race Riot of 1979”

April 29, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Bhanu Kapil has written four full-length cross-genre works: The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), and Schizophrene (forthcoming, Nightboat Books). Recent classes at Naropa have engaged architecture, somatics, biology and memory as ways to approach or navigate contemporary narrative and poetics. An on-going experimental pedagogy and reflection can be found at her blog: “Was Jack Kerouac a Punjabi? [A Day in the Life of a Naropa University Writing Professor.]”

Poetry and Politics is a research cluster of the Institute for Humanities Research, which has provided staff support for this event. Sponsored by the UC Humanities Network. Cosponsored by UCSC Porter College Hitchcock Poetry Fund the Center for Cultural Studies, and the Literature Department.

Please contact Andrea Quaid ( or Juliana Leslie ( with any questions.


April 29, 2011
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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