80th Annual Meeting- September 22-23rd at Yale University




Theme and Schedule

This year, our conference theme will be “Catastrophe.” The conference will begin at 1pm on Friday, September 22nd and the last session will end at 6pm on Saturday, September 23rd. All events will take place in the Humanities Quadrangle at Yale University, 360 York Street, New Haven, CT. There will be receptions both Friday and Saturday and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Here is a complete schedule of speakers for the conference:

Friday, September 22
1:00 Welcome
1:15 Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
          University of Southern California
          “Approaching the Event Horizon”
3:00 Joseph Jonghyun Jeon
           University of California, Irvine
           ”Migrant Crash”
4:30  Coffee break
5:00 Anna Brickhouse
           University of Virginia
           ”Catastrophically Wrong”
6:30 Opening Reception
Saturday, September 23
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Jodi A. Byrd
          Cornell University
          “Accumulated Catastrophes”
10:45  Edgar Garcia
           University of Chicago
           ”Caravaggio’s Americas”
12:15   Coffee break
12:45   The Conversation
1:45 Lunch
3:00 Sonya Posmentier
          New York University
          “your studies shall become Life Studies”
4:45 Feisal Mohamed
          Yale University
         ”How Bad Can Things Get?”
6:15 Closing Reception

Conference Reading

Be sure to download the common conference reading HERE


Travel to Yale University

All meetings take place at the Humanities Quadrangle, 360 York Street, New Haven, CT. 
Parking in New Haven:
Street parking - Payment through Park Mobile or coins in the machine. Some areas only allow for a certain amount of time.
Click HERE for Hotel Recommendations
Questions? Contact The English Institute at englishinstitute@yale.edu