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A conversation with saidiya hartman

Thursday, May 12 | 1:00pm-2:30pm (Eastern) | Online

About this event

Saidiya Hartman is a professor at Columbia University where she studies the literature and cultural works that explore the afterlife of slavery in modern American society. Hartman is the author of Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, and Scenes of Subjection. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, she has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Cullman Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar. She has published articles in journals such as South Atlantic Quarterly, Brick, Small Axe, Callaloo, The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

Discussion will center on two of Hartman's essays: "Seduction and the Ruses of Power" and "Intimate History, Radical Narrative." Attendees are encouraged to read these essays in advance.

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*Recording will be available for 2 weeks (removed on May 27, 2022).

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