Christina Katopodis

Christina Katopodis is a doctoral candidate in English and Futures Initiative Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an adjunct instructor at Hunter College. She is a scholar of environmental studies, sound studies, and American literature. She has written articles published or forthcoming in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Profession. She is this year’s recipient of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society’s Graduate Student Paper Award for her paper, “Emerson’s Sonic Self and the Tuning of the World.”

Katopodis is the co-author with Cathy N. Davidson of the forthcoming book, “Transforming Every Classroom: A Practical Guide” (under contract to Harvard University Press).

Past Olios with Christina Katopodis

Your Hands in My Doorway like Rainbows: Audre Lorde's Love Poems

We often look to Audre Lorde in times of crisis- for her strength, truth, and activism. Lorde brings out the beauty and creative power of difference in her essays, inviting us all in--with a warm embrace--to participate in movements for change. But what kind of enfolding, cradling, and clutching does she offer to the lovers in her poems?

Venue: None

Teacher: Christina Katopodis

Nov. 5, 2020, 8 p.m.

The Erotic As Power: Wild Nights with Women Poets

For Lorde and poets like her, poetry taps into the forces within us, giving "name to the nameless." It helps us say "yes" to our deepest cravings and reimagine what is possible. This series will follow the powerful themes of socially-distanced love, not at all distanced sex, and exploring the creative, generative force of difference.

Venue: None

Teacher: Christina Katopodis

Oct. 26, 2020, 8 p.m.

Staying at Home with Emily Dickinson

Dickinson is also known as somewhat of a recluse: she voluntarily confined herself to her home for most of her life, which makes her poems all the more relevant to our socially-distanced lives today. In this Olio, Christina Katopodis will facilitate a discussion about a small selection of Emily Dickinson's poems, particularly those related to being confined in small spaces.

Venue: None

Teacher: Christina Katopodis

Sept. 9, 2020, 8 p.m.

'A Poem About My Rights': Reading June Jordan

In this Olio, we'll be discussing June Jordan's "Poem About My Rights." We will closely read her poem, listen to Jordan read the poem in her own voice, and engage in collaborative activities related to the poem, the pandemic, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement

Venue: None

Teacher: Christina Katopodis

Aug. 25, 2020, 8 p.m.

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