Literature Program

Friday, May 5, 2017 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.