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‘The Breaks’: Reading of a new book by Julietta Singh + conversation

with Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca & Venuri Perera

In collaboration with Das Graduate School/Das Research, Veem House is excited to (digitally) welcome Julietta Singh to share a reading from her upcoming book, The Breaks. Julietta Singh is a writer-academic whose work engages decolonial thought, ecological humanities, and queer studies. She is the author of three books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum, 2018), Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements, and The Breaks, which will be released with Coffee House Press and Daunt Books Originals in September 2021. Following the reading, Julietta will enter into dialogue with new lector and Head of Das Graduate School Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca and artist Venuri Perera. 

“In The Breaks, Singh writes a letter to her six-year old daughter with the impossible desire to prepare her for political and ecological catastrophe. Working in the tradition of James Baldwin, Maggie Nelson and Saidiya Hartman, Singh addresses subjects as wide and interconnected as race and legacies of colonialism, climate change and extractive capitalism, queer family-making, protest and the criminal justice system. Through this intimate form, Singh presents a remarkable vision of present collapse and future possibility.”

The conversation between Julietta, Laura and Venuri will delve deeper into the themes and experiences laid out in the book, infused with their perspectives as artists, thinkers and educators. 

Due to current COVID-19 regulations, this event will take place online.

8 March 2021

20:00

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About Julietta Singh

Julietta Singh is a writer-academic whose work engages decolonial thought, ecological humanities, and queer studies. She is the author of three books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum, 2018), Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements, and The Breaks, which will be released with Coffee House Press and Daunt Books Originals in September 2021. She is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond. Her academic work has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Women & Performance, Social Text, Cultural Critique, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, among others. She is the recent recipient of a 2019-2020 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, which she held at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.