African American Literature and Culture Now symposium

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Participants : 

 

  • Courtney Thorsson (Oregon): "The Sisterhood, Literary Organizing, and the Archive"
  • Erica Edwards (Rutgers): "Extraliterature and the Black Feminist Imperative"
  • Respondent: Xiomara Santamarina
  • Writing workshop: Michael Awkward, Madhu Dubey, Emily Lordi, Kevin Quashie, Xiomara Santamarina, Megan Sweeney, Courtney Thorsson, Jason Young
  • Emily Lordi (Vanderbilt): "'You Are the Second Person': Uses of Direct Address in Contemporary African American Literature"
  • Madhu Dubey (UIC): "Race-Craft in Contemporary African American Fiction"
  • Respondent: Michael Awkward
  • Teaching Panel and Symposium Reflection: Stephen Best, Margo Crawford, Erica Edwards

 

Event Date: 
October 1, 2019
Event Time: 
11:00am
Location: 
Angell 3222
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. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
 
Panel 2: Black Feminisms in the Archive
11-12:35 PM | Angell 3222
Courtney Thorsson (Oregon): "The Sisterhood, Literary Organizing, and the Archive"
Erica Edwards (Rutgers): "Extraliterature and the Black Feminist Imperative"
Respondent: Xiomara Santamarina
**Breakfast and coffee will be provided at 10:30AM. A break for lunch will follow the panel.
 
Writing Workshop (discussion of pre-circulated papers by graduate and postdoctoral students)
1:30-3:00 PM | Angell 3222
Michael Awkward | Madhu Dubey | Emily Lordi | Kevin Quashie | Xiomara Santamarina | Megan Sweeney | Courtney Thorsson | Jason Young
**Anyone interested in being an "auditor" during the workshop should contact Hayley O'Malley or Yeshua Tolle for the pre-circulated papers.
 
Panel 3: Representing the Racial Imagination
3:15-5 PM | Angell 3222
Emily Lordi (Vanderbilt): "'You Are the Second Person': Uses of Direct Address in Contemporary African American Literature"
Madhu Dubey (UIC): "Race-Craft in Contemporary African American Fiction"
Respondent: Michael Awkward
 
Teaching Panel and Symposium Reflection
5:00 PM | Angell 3222
Stephen Best | Margo Crawford | Erica Edwards
 
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.