Carmen Boullosa to present at Loyola March 7

Mexican novelist Carmen Boullosa will give a presentation related to her new Spanish-language novel, Tejas, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Nunemaker Auditorium on Loyola University New Orleans’ campus (6363 St. Charles Ave.). Boullosa is one of Mexico’s…

The Destructive Potential of Humans’ Affinity for Green Spaces: Vin Nardizzi at Loyola Feb. 19

Ecocritic Vin Nardizzi will present a lecture “The Grass is Greener” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Whitney Presentation Room at Loyola University New Orleans (6363 St. Charles Ave.). Nardizzi’s lecture will examine the destructive potential of…

Early warning: Rebecca Solnit at Loyola Jan. 9

The wonderful Rebecca Solnit will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 in Nunemaker Hall on Loyola University New Orleans’ main campus. Stay tuned for a fairly gushing post by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin on the…

Binders Full of Ideas: An interview with Ian Bogost

By Christopher Schaberg and Timothy Welsh Ian Bogost is among a group of contemporary posthumanist philosophers working in the realm of “object-oriented ontology” (OOO), which seeks to remove humans from the center of philosophical thought and value interactions between all…

A dizzying array of extraordinary events

By Nathan C. Martin A recurring theme among conversations I have with my friends is that New Orleans largely lacks—and this phrase has almost become a joke among certain folks I know—an “elevated level of discourse.” One friend went as…

Walker Percy roundup: Revisiting the 1962 NBA scandal, weathering Sandy with The Last Gentleman, and the second Percy conference at Loyola

Some of the web’s more prominent book publications have had Walker Percy on the mind lately. First, at Slate, Benjamin Hedin takes a look at the 1962 National Book Award committee’s decision to give Percy’s The Moviegoer top prize, cementing the New Orleanian’s status…

SIFT archive visit June 14 provides a look at fancy books

SIFT, your local artistic bookmaking organization, is hosting a field trip to the special collections at Loyola University New Orleans from 1-4 p.m. on June 14, where participants will be shown an assortment of the collection’s best books curated by…

Natasha Trethewey at Loyola Nov. 10

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Gulfport, Miss., native Natasha Trethewey will speak at Loyola University on Thursday, Nov. 10, as part of the university’s Biever Guest Lecture Series.  Trethewey’s first book of poems, Domestic Work, was selected by Rita Dove as…