Visiting Fellow: Andrea Brady (University of London, English)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
City of Asylum (40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh)
Reading and conversation with Andrea Brady and Dan Kubis (Humanities Center).
Bio: Andrea Brady was born in Philadelphia and studied at Columbia University in New York City. After working in publishing for a few years she came to the UK to study in Cambridge, and stayed here once had finishing her PhD. Brady started off as an early modernist, though now her interests range over poetry in all its times and forms. She has performed poetry throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the US and Lebanon, and has been invited to speak about poetry by the British Council, the BBC, the Arts Council, and the Poetry Society. Her work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Slovene, Slovak, Finnish, Greek, Catalan, and Croatian, and has been the subject of a large number of critical essays.
In addition to Brady's work in the School, she has led the Arts and Culture Strategy at Queen Mary. In this role, Brady developed a new five-year arts and culture strategy, which launched in 2017. She has negotiated partnerships with large cultural organizations and supported colleagues to collaborate and to develop their own practices. Dr Shahidha Bari is the Lead for Arts and Culture in 2018-19, while Brady herself is on a year-long funded sabbatical at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, USA.
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