Christina Sharpe "In the Wake"
Tuesday, October 9, 2018Time
Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium
Lecturer: Christina Sharpe, Professor at York University
In "In the Wake", Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Sharpe's work shows how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation. Formulating the wake and “wake work” as sites of artistic production, resistance, consciousness, and possibility for living in diaspora, In the Wake offers a way forward.
Sponsored by The Dean of Faculty Office, English Department and American Studies Program.