Remainders: The Banned Book Project
"Reworking Reader's Trash" Panel Discussion with Nigel Poor, Christi Merrill, and Patricia Yaeger


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  • Speaker: Nigel Poor, Christi Merrill, Patricia Yaeger, and Amanda Krugliak
  • Host Department: Institute for the Humanities
  • Date: 11/06/2012
  • Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

  • Location: 2145 North Quad

  • Description:

    Panel discussion with visiting artist Nigel Poor, Christi Merrill, and Patricia Yaeger.

    Click here for details on Nigel Poor's banned book exhibition at the Institute for the Humanities.

    Nigel Poor is a San Francisco-based artist and photographer. From otherworldly landscapes comprised of decaying fruits and flowers to an archive of found objects, Nigel Poor’s photographs reveal the subtexts of time and collective history in inanimate objects. She has had major solo exhibitions in galleries such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California, and her work is represented in several collections, including the Polaroid Corporation International Collection, and that of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Christi Merrill is associate professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory, Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature; and associate chair, Center for South Asian Studies.

    Patricia Yaeger, Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor of English and Women's Studies, received her PhD from Yale University.  Her research interests include twentieth-century American literature and visual arts, southern fiction, feminist theory, literary theory, social geography, trash in modern/postmodern ethnic American literature, and queering John Wayne.  Her publications include Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing: 1930-1990 (2000).