Feb 18
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140
5:30 PM

Tejumola Olaniyan

Louise Durham Mead Professor of English and African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Enchantings: On Modernity, Culture, and the State in Postcolonial Africa

Tejumola Olaniyan will look at literature, popular culture, and social and political practices to tell a cultural history of African politics, and a political history of African culture that re-frames our understanding of the modern state, and takes seriously the charge from African scholars that even humanities scholarship should propose “concrete solutions” to problems of the state.

Presented in partnership with the Institute for Research in the Humanities.

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