Book Reading and Discussion: There Plant Eyes

Author photo next to paperback cover. Godin stands to the side of and faces a six-foot canvas on which is painted a hyper-realistic close-up of her head (painting by Roy Nachum, photographed by Alabaster Rhumb). A misty, speckled spectrum of colors ranging from light grey at the spine to a vibrant violet at center with  the title and byline in a large black font and Maggie Nelson’s blurb at the top.

This will be a hybrid event held in-person  in the English Department Event Space at 422 Greene Street, 1st floor, NYC, and on Zoom.

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness (Pantheon, 2021) is now out in paperback! To mark the occasion, author M. Leona Godin (NYU) will be joined by Stephen Kuusisto (Syracuse University) and Elisabeth Bearden (University of Wisconsin, Madison) to read from their work and discuss the metaphors and realities of blindness and disability in the humanities as well as the importance of bio and sensory diversity in our teaching and understanding of literature.