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Glasscock Book Chats

The Glasscock Book Chats series offers an opportunity to hear faculty in affiliated programs discussing their recently published books. After the author’s initial discussion of their work, a colleague will offer a brief response followed by discussion with attendees.

We ask that you please RSVP at the appropriate link for each Chat, if applicable.

2021-22 Book Chats

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
February 2, 2022 | 12:00-1:30pm | Hybrid Event (GLAS 311 and Zoom)
Book Brunch: 22nd Book Prize

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020)

Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, New York University, 22nd Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship Recipient

In preparation for Dr. Fleetwood’s visit to Texas A&M, the Glasscock Center is hosting a Book Brunch on Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

Drs. James Ball (PERF) and Lorien Foote (HIST) will be facilitating the discussion.

Click here to RSVP for the event.

The Glasscock Center can provide a physical copy of the book to the first 5 people who RSVP. If this applies to you, we will contact you with further information.

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration highlights artists who are currently and formerly incarcerated and is based on interviews, prison visits, and the experience of families of the incarcerated. Despite the brutal dynamics of prison life creating isolation and depravity, artists nonetheless assert their humanity through their drive to create art out of ordinary objects with meager supplies in unimaginable conditions. Through art, the imprisoned have a political voice. Marking Time captures the contemporary art that testifies to the racial injustices that underpin the American penal system.


Previous years:

Sound Politics
Theater of State
March 17, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm | via Zoom

Sound Politics in São Paulo (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Leonardo Cardoso (Department of Performance Studies)

Theater of State: A Dramaturgy of the United Nations (Northwestern University Press, 2020)
James Ball (Department of Performance Studies)

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 917 8734 0069
Password: gchrBC

Book Brunch: 21st Book Prize
February 26, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm | via Zoom

Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), authored by Dr. Susan Neiman

Chair: Dr. Sarah Potvin (Libraries)

Join us for a discussion of the 21st Book Prize-winning book in preparation for the author's virtual visit in March.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link


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September 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm | via Zoom

Legalizing Sex: Sexual Minorities, AIDS and Citizenship in India (NYU Press, 2020)
Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti (Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies)

Respondent: Dr. Vanita Reddy (English)

Click here to view a video of the event

September 25, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm | GLAS 311

Terrible Beauty: The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2019)
Dr. Marian Eide (English, Women's and Gender Studies)

Respondent: Dr. Laura Mandell (English)

October 28, 2019 | 12:30-2:00pm | GLAS 300

Health Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Policy Change (NYU Press, 2018)
Dr. Theresa Morris (Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies)

Respondent: Dr. Tasha Dubriwny (Communication, Women's and Gender Studies)