October 26, 2022 6:30 pm
Kane Hall, Room 120
Spend an with evening with scholar of African American literature, Saidiya Hartman, whose. works explore the afterlife of slavery in modern American society. Through her meticulous research and narratives, she bears witness to lives, traumas, and fleeting moments of beauty that historical archives have omitted or obscured.
About the speaker
Saidiya 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. She is a professor at Columbia University and lives in New York.
Sponsoring Departments: The Graduate School, Department of Classics, English Department, Human Centered Design and Engineering, Department of Political Science