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Matteo Pangallo and Emily Todd
Matteo Pangallo and Emily Todd

October 23, 2023

Teaching the History of the Book

12:00 p.m. (Online)

The moderators for this panel are Matteo Pangallo, PhD and Emily Todd, PhD, coeditors of 
Teaching the History of the Book.

Meet VCU Authors

Sonja Livingston
Sonja Livingston

November 2, 2023

Mini Memoir Writing Workshop with Sonja Livingston

1:00 p.m. (James Branch Cabell Library)

The speaker for this event is Sonja Livingston, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of four books, including Ghostbread, a memoir of childhood poverty which won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction and has been widely adopted for classroom use.

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Rishi Goyal
Rishi Goyal

November 30, 2023

Medicine, Literature and a Desire Called Utopia

4:00 p.m. (Institute for Contemporary Art)

The speaker for this event is Rishi Goyal, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (in Medical Humanities and Ethics and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society) and Director of Medical Humanities at Columbia University.

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Do Whales Judge Us?

Bathsheba Demuth, Ph.D.
Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society, Brown University

AI and Health Humanities

Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH
Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program, Rice University

Jayme Canty

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jayme Canty

Written by Julian Kevon Glover, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Dance & Choreography

When Dr. Jayme Canty arrived at VCU's Monroe Park campus in Fall 2019 to teach her Black Queer Politics course, she expected to be greeted by a bunch of enthusiastic students. While Professor Canty did meet a number of students eager to learn, there was one student who quickly stood out for an entirely different reason: they relentlessly stared at Dr. Canty throughout the first class meeting. “I kept thinking to myself,” Dr. Canty recounts, “Am I saying things that are too controversial, new or wrong to this student?” After class, the student approached Dr. Canty, apologized for staring, noting that they were overcome with emotions as it was nice to finally have a Black professor. This memorable experience reflects the impact of Dr. Canty’s presence and work during her time at VCU....

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