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Nathan Alan Davis: Windham-Campbell Prizes Virtual Festival

The sixth in a weekly series on Wednesdays at 12 noon ET featuring 2021 Windham-Campbell Prize Recipients in a 30-40 minute pre-recorded streaming video presentation featuring a live chat box, followed by a Zoom Q&A with that week’s featured writer. Future sessions include:
10/27 – Kate Briggs
11/3 – Dionne Brand
11/10 – The Windham-Campbell Lecture by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

Mondays at Beinecke:"Conditions of Contingency - a Convening" with Kenturah Davis

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Kenturah Davis will discuss her artist book, “Conditions of Contingency - a Convening” (2021).
Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles and Accra (Ghana). Davis earned her BA from Occidental College and MFA Yale University School of Art. Davis was an inaugural artist fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT. More information at her website:

Mondays at Beinecke: “in contempt and oblivion” - Ezra Stiles, Census Making, and Indian Erasure in New England with Jason Mancini

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A presentation drawing from the Ezra Stiles Papers.
Jason Mancini is the Executive Director of CT Humanities. He was previously the Executive Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and was with the museum in different capacities from 1995 to 2017. He is a lifelong Connecticut resident.

Mondays at Beinecke: Yale and Slavery Research with Steven Rome on the Civil War Memorial

Steven Rome received his B.A. in history from Yale in 2020 and has been a lead researcher with the Yale and Slavery Working Group ( He currently teaches at the Cold Spring School in New Haven.
His Mondays at Beinecke talk will focus on the research-in-progress about Yale’s Civil War Memorial.
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Mondays at Beinecke: Yale and Slavery Research with Ben Parten on the 19th century

Ben Parten is a Ph.D. student in history at Yale and a lead researcher with the Yale and Slavery Working Group ( His research interests include the histories of race, slavery, abolition, and emancipation. He received his B.A. at the University of Georgia and M.A. from Clemson University.
His Mondays at Beinecke talk will focus on a highlight of research-in-progress about Yale and the time before the Civil War.
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Mondays at Beinecke: George Platt Lynes with Allen Ellenzweig

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Allen Ellenzweig is a cultural critic and commentator who has published in numerous arts and general interest periodicals, including The Village Voice and Art in America, as well as the online journals Tablet, The Forward, and Poetry Magazine. His landmark history, The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, was published in 1992. He is a regular contributor to the Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide and teaches in the Writing Program of Rutgers University.

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