Challenging Anti-Blackness in Literary Studies

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The Brandeis English Department, with the support of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Mandel Center for the Humanities, will present a year-long speaker series called Challenging Anti-Blackness in Literary Studies. The goal of the series is to understand how race and anti-Blackness have structured the field of literary studies across a range of subfields, with an eye towards reshaping the department curriculum to attend more directly to these histories.


Everyman and Everybody: The Problem of Black Matter
Professor Matthew Vernon, UC Davis

Friday, Sep 16, 2022
2:00 - 3:30 pm EST

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Hurston’s Secret Laughter: Contributions to African American Thought
Professor Lindsey Stewart, University of Memphis

Friday, Sep 30, 2022
2:00 - 3:30 pm EST

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Race and Revision: Editing Othello 
Professor Patricia Akhimie, Rutgers University

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am EST

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Teaching Baldwin Teaching
Professor William Maxwell, Washington University

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

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