Ritch Calvin earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. In his dissertation, entitled "A Feminism of Their Own: Escritoras mexicanas, Chicana Writers, and Autochthonous Feminisms," he examines the ways in which Mexicana and Latina writers are analyzed by means of interpretive frameworks that were developed for non-Latina writers. Instead, he argues for an interpretive framework that has been developed from the historical, political, and cultural context from which the writers hail. His work has appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Femspec, Utopian Studies, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Science Fiction Film and Television, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and the SFRA Review. His edited volume on the television series Gilmore Girls (McFarland 2008) is entitled Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity: Essays on Family and Feminism in the Television Series. He co-edited a collection of essays for studying and teaching science fiction in 2014. His edited volume of the nonfiction of Judith Merril will appear from Aqueduct Press (April 2016). His monograph, Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology: Four Modes will appear from Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. He has served as the media reviews editor of the SFRA Review. He has also served as the Vice President, President, and Past President of the Science Fiction Research Association.
CAT Graduate Colloquium
Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Humanities Institute, Room#1008
Speakers and Titles:
Spatiality, Cognitive Ecology, Here
Professor John Lutterbie, "Gutters and Panels"
David Rodriguez, "Environment at Scale"
Cultural Analysis and Theory -Graduate Student Conference
2015 Stony Brook University, Dept. of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Wednesday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Humanities Institute room#1008
Speakers and Titles:
Professor E.K. Tan, “From Exile to Queer Homecoming: Chen Xue’s A Wife’s Diary (2012)"
Yalda Hamidi, “'Diasporic Literature as a Feminist Genre: Re-reading Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran"
Black History Month
Keynote speaker Sonia Sanchez poet, educator, and lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Women’s Liberation and Racial Justice.
Wednesday, January 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium
DANTE WORLDS Echoes, Places, Questions -- A Conference on the 750th Anniversary of Dante's Birth
English Graduate Student Conference - Spring 2016
Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.
Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.
Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.
Marcus Brock has been selected to receive the Turner Conference Travel Award to participation in the "Audiovisualtopia" taking place in Madrid, Spain beginning on 10/23/2015.Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.