African American Literature and Culture Now symposium

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Participants : 

 

  • Margo Crawford (Penn): "Scenes of Loosening the Thick Time of Black Body/Slave Body"
  • Kevin Quashie (Brown): "Poetic Inclination, Black Subjunctivity"
  • Respondent: Aida Levy-Hussen
  • Stephen Best (Berkeley): "The End of Black Studies"

 

Event Date: 
October 31, 2019
Event Time: 
2:00pm
Location: 
Angell 3222 and Hatcher Library Gallery
Event Tags: 

Please join the Departments of English and Afroamerican and African Studies for a series of events next week for the African American Literature and Culture Now symposium. The two-day symposium brings together a group of leading scholars in African American humanistic fields to identify and discuss the central questions that animate 21st-century Black Studies. All events are open to the public—we hope you can join us! See below for the schedule. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

Panel 1: Constraint and Possibility in Contemporary African American Literature

2-3:45 PM | Angell 3222

Margo Crawford (Penn): "Scenes of Loosening the Thick Time of Black Body/Slave Body"
Kevin Quashie (Brown): "Poetic Inclination, Black Subjunctivity"
Respondent: Aida Levy-Hussen
 
Clements Library Keynote Lecture
4:15 PM | Hatcher Library Gallery
Stephen Best (Berkeley): "The End of Black Studies"
 
Questions? Please contact Hayley O'Malley (hayleyom@umich.edu), Yeshua Tolle (ygtolle@umich.edu), or Aida Levy-Hussen (aidalh@umich.edu)
 

Generous support for these events is provided by the Clements Library, the Departments of English, Afroamerican and African Studies, American Culture, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, German, Sociology, Women's Studies, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the Institute for the Humanities, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, the Residential College, the American History Workshop, the American Studies Consortium, Critical Contemporary Studies, the Modernist Studies Workshop, and the Transnational Comics Studies Workshop.