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Saidiya Hartman at UWC 7-9 May

Dear Colleagues
Please join us for two events with Saidiya Hartman next week. 

An Experiment with the Chorus

Public Lecture — Centre for Humanities Research, Seminar RoomTuesday 7 May 16.30-18.30

Writing Black Social Life

Seminar Anthropology/Sociology — Seminar Room, Social Sciences BuildingThursday 9 May 13.00-15.00

Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. Her major fields of interest are African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law and literature, and performance studies. She is on the editorial board of Callaloo. She has been a Fulbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oates, and University of California President’s Fellow. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press,1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route(Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 2007). She has published essays on photography, film and feminism. Her new book is Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval (Norton, 2019). 

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