Personal Limits: a conversation series by Magical Habits, Labyrinth Books, and Princeton Publc Library, convened by Prof. Monica Huerta

Mar 30, 2022, 6:00 pm6:00 pm



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Personal Limits is a conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amidst our ongoing and overlapping crises hosted by Prof. Monica Huerta.

In the second half of this series, conversations turn from Professor Huerta’s own book Magical Habits to her guests’ writing and their thoughts about as well as desires for contemporary landscapes of personal writing. 

Monica Huerta is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University. Her first book is Magical Habits, in which the author draws on her experiences growing up in her family’s Mexican restaurants and her life as a scholar of literature and culture to meditate on how relationships among self, place, race, and storytelling contend with both the afterlives of history and racial capitalism. Her forthcoming book is titled The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism

Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez is an associate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at Michigan State University, who works on 20th century U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. She is the author of Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.

Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history at Cornell University. She is also a writer and a DJ specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, migration, and globalization. She is at work on a book on the ecological poetics and entanglements of the Caribbean plantation.  Her second project is a manifesto on digital technology, black feminist praxis and DJ culture called Pon De Replay

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This series is a collaboration among Labyrinth Books, The Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Humanities Council, English Department, and Program in American Studies.