Oct 19
212 University Club Building
432 East Campus Mall
12:00 PM

Workshop with Christina Sharpe and Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

In our changing climate, severe storms have become both aberrant and quotidian. Please join us for a conversation about “The Weather” and how the afterlife of slavery suffuses our present-day environment with Christina Sharpe, the 2017 Nellie Y. McKay Lecturer, and Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, IRH Senior Fellow. Light refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring along a bag lunch.  RSVP to receive a copy of the relevant reading.

Christina Sharpe is Professor of English at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning In the Wake: On Blackness and Being and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects, both published by Duke University Press. Her research interests are in black visual culture, black diaspora studies, and feminist epistemologies, with a particular emphasis on black female subjectivity and black women artists. 

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson is the Sally Mead Hands-Bascom Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches nineteenth and twentieth century American and African American literature, cultural studies, and feminist theory.  Recent publications include: A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (Wiley 2015), Dorothy West’s Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color, “Insubordinate Islands and Coastal Chaos: Pauline Hopkins Literary Land/Seascapes” in Archipelagic American Studies (Duke 2017), and Vixen, a debut poetry collection forthcoming September 2017 from Autumn House Press.

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. RSVP required by 5pm Wednesday, 10/18/17: RSVP@irh.wisc.edu. A pdf of the reading will be sent with confirmation. 

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