JNT Dialogue: Speaker Series
The JNT Dialogue is JNT’s annual speaker series. Each year, the JNT Dialogue invites keynote speakers to present on topics at the forefront of discourse about narrative theory. Previous Dialogue topics include “Detroit as a Narrative Space,” “Environmental Futures,” and “‘Stand Whose Ground?’ Indigeneity, Migrancy and Sovereignty.”
"Detroit as a Narrative Space"
The 2021 JNT Dialogue centered on the theme of Detroit, taking a look at how the city serves as a site that inspires narrative and gives rise to literary, artistic, and activist communities that shape its story. JNT was delighted to host a conversation with Detroit-based authors Desiree Cooper and kim d. hunter, discussing how their creative and activist work is shaped by their hometown.
Past Dialogues and Topics
- 2021: "Detroit as a Narrative Space" with Detroit-based authors Desiree Cooper and kim d. hunter. Watch the video here, or check out "Detroit 20/20" contest entries here
- 2020: “Neglected Histories, New Odysseys, and the Cultural Work of Fantasy” with Saladin Ahmed and Ausma Zehanat Khan
- 2019: “'Stand Whose Ground?' Indigeneity, Migrancy, and Sovereignty" with Jodi A. Byrd and Shailja Patel
- 2018: “Environmental Futures” with Ursula Heise and Rob Nixon
- 2017: “Temporalities of Crisis and Condition” with Lisa Lowe and Mimi Thi Nguyen
- 2016: Homi K. Bhabha and Claudia Rankine
- 2015: “After Post-Structuralism?” with Nancy Armstrong and Jonathon Elmer
- 2014: “Thinking Bodies” with Laura Otis and Jay Clayton
- 2013: “The Queer Commons” with José Esteban Muñoz and Samuel Ray Delany, Jr.
- 2012: “Nonhumans: Ecology, Ethics, Objects” with Jeffrey J. Cohen and Timothy Morton
- 2011: “Failing to be Subjects: On Queerness and Negativity” with Lauren Berlant and Jack Judith Halberstam
- 2010: “Globalization Now: Flows and Limits” with Crystal Bartolovich and Paul Smith