We’ll be exploring the relationship between New York City and the Ocean, building our remarks variously from artistic, literary, eco-theoretical, or personal perspectives. The participants include academics and artists, sailors and swimmers, bridge-builders and castaways. We’re hoping to uncover watery connections between urban living and oceanic space.
The Gallery space where we’ll meet will feature Elizabeth Albert’s new exhibition, “Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront.” We’re hoping to contribute to this show’s surfacing and re-figuring of the watery coastlines of NYC.
I’ll post previews and further information to this page as we get closer to the event. The round-table is free and open to the public.
Loomings: Three weeks out
Fishing on 2nd Ave: (via Asa Mittman and the New York Times 8/22/71)
Oceanic New York: Post-game wrap 10/2
Jamie Skye Bianco, NYU
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U
Lowell Duckert, West Virginia University
G. Ganter, St. John’s U
Eilleen Joy, BABEL Working Group and Punctum Books
Steve Mentz, St. John’s U
Allan Mitchell, University of Victoria
Nancy Nowacek, Artist
Karl Steel, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Marina Zurkow, Artist
Don’t forget about Critical / Liberal / Arts II the following day at CUNY!