Literature Program
 


Friday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Christina Milletti

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls is the perfect setting for a sixth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

Room in Hotel America

On May 5th, Christina Milletti will read a selection from her novel-in-progress, Room in Hotel America, which investigates the lost history of a wealthy Cuban family who immigrated to the USA in 1924, then withdrew into the posh, opportunely named Hotel America. Presented as a series of documents, both real and imagined, Room's fictional "space" offers an architecture for encountering patriarchal power—from the insularity of a single room to the realm of global politics—at a moment when relations between the US and Cuba have become increasingly fluid.

 
 
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Laylah Ali
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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.