Christina Sharpe, author of In The Wake, will talk on Black. Still. Life.

Christina Sharpe will give a lecture entitled “Black. Still. Life.” on October 9th at 6:00pm in Taylor 203, Vassar College. In this lecture Sharpe will speak on “stillness” in contemporary Black life, both as an artistic term (still life, still photography, etc.) and as a term of lived experience, tracing “stillness” as it relates to and continues to be shaped by the long duration of slavery.  Sharpe is Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University and author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. Sharpe has won awards from the Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Ford Foundation. Her most recent book, In the Wake, is a powerful meditation on contemporary black life.

Sponsored by The Dean of Faculty Office, English Department, and American Studies.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 21, 2018