Fall 2016

Tuesday, November 15 2016 at 4 pm in Royce 306

M. NourbeSe Phillip will read from her poem Zong!

M. NOURBESE PHILIP is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and former lawyer who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto.  She is a Fellow of the Guggenheim, and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations and the MacDowell Colony.  She is the recipient of many awards including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba).   Among her best known published works are: She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks, Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, and Harriet’s Daughter, a young adult novel.  Philip’s  most recent work is Zong!, a genre-breaking poem, which engages with ideas of the law, history and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.
Co-sponsored by:
UCLA Division of Humanities; The Department of English; Atlantic History Speaker Series,
Department of History; Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; Center for the Study
of Women; Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in History; John Charles Hillis Endowed Chair in Literature

SPRING 2016

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 4 pm in Humanities 193

Simon Gikandi, Princeton University “Reflections on Post-colonialism”

This lecture is part of the Penny and Edward Kanner Forum on Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English

WINTER 2016

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 4 pm in Humanities 193

Lisa Lowe, Tufts University “Beyond Compare: Asymmetries as Method”

This lecture is part of the Penny and Edward Kanner Forum on Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English

FALL 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4 pm in Humanities 193

Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University “An Intimate History of Slavery and Freedom”

This lecture is part of the Penny and Edward Kanner Forum on Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4 pm in Humanities 193

Peter Hulme, University of Essex “Setting the Sails:  The Theory and Practice of Deep Mapping”

This lecture is part of the Penny and Edward Kanner Forum on Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English

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