Friday, September 17, 2010

Larissa Kyzer guest blog on Book Lust

Our very own Program Administrator, Larissa Kyzer, had a recent guest post up on Nancy Pearl's blog, Book Lust. Nancy Pearl is a regular book commentator on NPR as well as author of the popular Book Lust book series and, most excitingly, the model for the Librarian Action Figure. (Personally speaking, we feel the sartorially inspired Larissa would have been a better model, but perhaps that will happen in the future.) Either way, it's a great blog in which to be featured.

Larissa's own book blog is linked to in her guest post. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interview with Robin Nagle in The Believer

Draper's director Robin Nagle was recently interviewed by The Believer on her work and research as the anthropologist-in-residence for the New York Department of Sanitation. Check out the full interview on The Believer website, here:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Draper student to present at Stony Brook Manhattan Recycling Conference

Draper student Ji Hyun Lee will be presenting a paper entitled "Pastiche: Recycling Animals and Language in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake" on September 25th at Stony Brook Manhattan's upcoming Recycling conference.

The conference is being held by the university's Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies and is open to the public. More information on attending can be found on their website. If you are a Draper student also presenting at this conference, please let us know!

Ji Hyun will also have an article appear in York University's Strategies of Critique. Her article title is "(An)Archiving after the Apocalypse: The Death Drive, Representation, and the Rise and Fall and Rise of Civilization in Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz." The issue containing this article will come out at the end of the year, and a previous issue is available online at

Upcoming Master's College Events

Dear Students:

Please see below for upcoming events hosted by the Master's College, including a wine and cheese reception to kick off the year and Master's seminars on everything from obtaining funding and getting hired to publishing scholarly articles.


The GSAS Fall Soiree at the Torch Club 18 Waverly Place
Thursday, September 23rd at 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Nothing says back to school like a Master's College event at the Torch Club.
Come raise a glass to the fall semester. Wine and cheese.

It’s the 125th Year of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. We are proud to dedicate all of our events this year to our milestone birthday. Come celebrate 125 years of academic excellence with The GSAS Master’s College.

Register today for the GSAS Master’s Seminars, the GSAS Fall Soiree and all the great events hosted by the GSAS Master’s College Program Board! To register for any of the events below, send an email with your full name and the name of the event you’d like to attend to Space is limited, reserve your spot today.


GSAS Master’s Seminars

Spend Tuesdays this fall with the Master's College honing your skills for success in graduate school. This series features topics of particular interest to graduate students aiming for excellence in scholarship and beyond. Taught by experts in the field, topics include Getting Hired; Getting Funded; Getting Published and more.

All of the Master’s Seminars are held on Tuesdays beginning at 6 pm. Sign up for one, two, or more today. To RSVP email the name of the event you’d like to attend and your full name to

GSAS Master’s Seminar: Get Hired! Getting Connected to the Wasserman Center for Career Development
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Grad Commons Room 120 in the Silver Center

It’s never too soon to start planning for the future. Jobs, internships and more are all possible through NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development.

Come learn how.

GSAS Master’s Seminar: Getting Funded; Education and Research
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Grad Commons Room 120 in the Silver Center

Do you want money for education and research? Learn from experts in the field of grant writing and review on how to get funded.

GSAS Master’s Seminar: Library Tools
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

19 University Place 1st floor

Make your librarian your best friend. Produce the kind of research that gets noticed. Learn about the amazing things the library offers to make your life as a scholar easier.

GSAS Master’s Seminar: Getting Published and Speaking on Scholarly Panels
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

19 University Place 1st floor

Do you want to get published? Have you thought about speaking at a conference?

This program can help you make that all possible. We will hear from current master’s students who have been published and have appeared on conference panels about how to get your work out there.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Check Out Upcoming Events from NYU's Humanities Initiative

NYU's Humanities Initiative hosts a variety of panels and events throughout the year which may be of interest to you. A few of the upcoming events are listed below, but you can also find more information on their website, here:


Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
September 16, 2010

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

A book launch for Kathleen Fitzpatrick on the occasion of the launch of The New Everyday Website and the Digital Humanities Working Research Group, and the publication of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (MediaCommons Press 2010)

Reception to follow.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College. She is spending this year as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and as an honorary fellow of the Humanities Initiative at NYU.

Co-sponsored by Media Commons/The New Everyday, The Humanities Initiative & The Digital Humanities Working Research Group, NYU Press, NYU Libraries, and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Food Politics
September 22, 2010

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

A book launch for Marion Nestle to celebrate the new edition of Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (University of California Press 2010)

Reception to follow.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at New York University and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. A prolific author, her most recent books include Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat, and What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating.

The Politics and Poetics of Refugees
September 23-25, 2010
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

This three day symposium will draw together academics and practitioners working on refugee-related issues to explore how crisis, sovereignty, representation and culture intersect in the figure of the refugee. By highlighting the social agency, political activism, and cultural expressions that refugees enact, we hope to trouble conventional representations of the regugee as the fearful subject, bereft of speech, for a more robust sense of the political aspirations of these subjects.

Co-sponsored by the The Institute for Public Knowledge, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Department of English, the Department of Anthropology, the Anglophone Project, and the Office of the Dean for Humanities.

For more information, including a conference program, please visit

Fanaticism: The Uses of An Idea
September 28, 2010

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

A lecture by Alberto Toscano, exploring the critical role fanaticism plays in forming modern politics and the liberal state, and undermining the idea that liberalism and fanaticism are irrevocably opposed.

Reception to follow.

Alberto Toscano is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Theatre of Production, translator of Alain Badiou's The Century and Logics of Worlds and co-editor of Alain Badiou's Theoretical Writings and On Beckett. His most recent book, Fanaticism: The Uses of an Idea, is published by Verso.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture and Communication.

Ireland House Book Sale, Thursday, 9/16

An invitation from the Ireland House:

Book Sale

in front of Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Thursday, September 16th

12:15 – 4pm

All books $2 each

Rain date: Thursday, September 30th at 12:15pm

Fall Job and Internship Fair, Tomorrow, September 15, 2010

Fall Job and Internship Fair, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:00am-3:00pm
Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street

The Wasserman Center for Career Development hosts a number of job and internship fairs throughout the year. Tomorrow will be their first (and largest) fair. For more information on preparing for a career fair, future events (such as the Graduate and Professional Schools Admissions Fair), and a list of employers who will be attending tomorrow's event, please see the Wasserman website, here:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Anamesa party!

Please join Anamesa on Thursday, September 16 at the beloved Stoned Crow to kick off the semester right. Come one, come all. We'll buy you drinks until the money runs out (which might be quickly. but hey, we're grad students, aren't we used to this?)

Here are the details:
Stoned Crow
85 Washington Place
New York, New York 10011

Thursday, September 16th

Don't forget! The first meeting of Anamesa is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th from 7:00-9:00 p.m in the King Juan Carlos Center Reading Room (53 Wash Sq South- b/t Sullivan & Thompson). If you are interested in joining Anamesa but cannot make this meeting, come to the launch party on Thursday to speak to the staff.

See you at both events!

The Anamesa Team
Julie Baumgardner – EIC
Alex Ponomareff & Greg Wersching – Co-Editorial Directors
Adrian Versteegh – Editor-at-Large
Myong Chin – Consulting Art Director
Sprout – Web Editor