Keynote Speakers

Keynote Lecture:       Friday, May 6th at 6:30 PM, Proshansky Auditorium, C-Level

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Homi Bhabha

Homi Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, is pictured in the conference room at the Humanities Center inside the Barker Center at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Homi Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes. Some of his works include Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture, which was reprinted as a Routledge Classic in 2004. Harvard University Press will publish his forthcoming book A Global Measure, and Columbia University Press will publish his next book The Right to Narrate.

Keynote Lecture:    Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 PM,  Skylight Room, 9th Floor

Edwin Frank

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Edwin Frank graduated from Harvard College, received a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, and studied art history at Columbia University. He has published poems and essays in many journals and is the author of two books of poetry, The Further Adventures of Pinocchio and Stack. He has been the editor of the New York Review of Books Classics series since its beginning in 1999. He is currently working on a book about the novel in the twentieth century and the twentieth century in the novel.

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:  Friday, May 6th at 11:30 AM, Skylight Room, 9th Floor

Barbara Epler

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Barbara Epler started working at New Directions in 1984, and is now the president and publisher.  She has been lucky to work with terrific colleagues and to work with writers such as W.G. Sebald, Roberto Bolaño, Laszlo Krasznahorkhai , César Aira, Inger Christensen, Yoel Hoffmann, John Keene, Muriel Spark,Yoko Tawada, Eka Kurniawan, and Clarice Lispector, as well as the poets Susan Howe, Michael Palmer, and Bernadette Mayer. Independent since 1936, New Directions is a for-profit press that brings out about 35 new books a year and maintains more than 1,300 titles on its backlist.

 Jonathan Galassi

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Jonathan Galassi, a lifelong veteran of the publishing world, is the author of Muse, his debut novel, as well as three collections of poetry and translations of the Italian poets Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. A former Guggenheim Fellow and poetry editor of The Paris Review, he also writes for The New York Review of Books and other publications. He lives in New York City.

Jill Schoolman


Jill Schoolman founded Archipelago Books in 2003 after working with Seven Stories Press for three years in the editorial department. She graduated from Yale University with a BA in Literature in ’92. She was selected to participate in editors’ exchange programs in France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, Catalonia, and Argentina. Recently Jill was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted exclusively to international prose and poetry. Archipelago has published more than 125 titles from more than 30 languages in its first twelve years. Schoolman is also the editor of the Pirogue Collective’s Imagine Africa journal devoted to contemporary African writing and art.