McKay Lectures


Past Events

Saidiya Hartman

Saidiya Hartman

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

A Serial Biography of the Wayward Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 7:30pm Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140

Saidiya Hartman’s work on African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law, literature, and performance has contributed to our understanding of the intersection of slavery, gender, and the development of progressivism in the United States. She speaks here about her current project, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, which examines the social upheaval and radical transformation of everyday life that took place in the slums in the years between 1890-1920.

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

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