Literature Program

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.


University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Justin Read

Scholars at Hallwalls: Living with Death in Mexico City: Poetics & the Built Environment

Justin Read is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. He currently researches Latin American modernism in literature and architecture, particularly those of Brazil. His first book, Modernist Poetry and Hemispheric American Cultural Studies, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009. He co-organized the UB Humanities Institute's Fluid Culture public art, performance, and lecture series in 2011-12. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Planning Committee of Hallwalls.

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.