The University of York has announced two events that continue a tradition of celebrations of Eve’s work begun last year with their conference on Tendencies.

“To celebrate Queer History Month, Valentine’s Day, and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Fat Art, Thin Art, the Centre for Modern Studies is delighted to host an afternoon soirée to discuss Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a poet. The afternoon will feature a number of short position papers on different aspects of Sedgwick’s poetry, including A Dialogue on Love.”

The event, titled “Fat Art Thin Art: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet,” will be held on
Friday, February 14, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm in The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, on The University of York campus.

It will be preceded by an evening of poetry titled “A Lovely Dialogue: Critics and Poets, Friends and Fans” on Thursday, February 13, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the same location.

“The evening will include a reading by Mary Baines Campbell, the author of two books of poems, The World, The Flesh and Angels (Beacon, 1989) and Trouble: Poems (Carnegie Mellon, 2003), as well as a leading scholar of Renaissance and Early Modern culture. It will also include a cast reading of Sedgwick’s Dr. Seussian queer bedtime story for children, ‘Pandas in Trees.’”

Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact jason.edwards@york.ac.uk.

Image: Kissing from “Panda Wishes 4U” by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick