Public Lecture: "Black Life/Schwarz-Sein" by Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern
The English Department welcomes Alexander Weheliye, Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University, to campus as part of the Critical Race Studies lecture series.
Friday, February 24, 2017
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location: 041 Haldeman (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Sponsored by: English Department
Alexander G. Weheliye is professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University where he teaches black literature and culture, critical theory, social technologies, and popular culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (Duke University Press, 2005), which was awarded The Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture and Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (2014, Duke UP).
Currently, he is working on two projects. The first, Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin, tracks the different ways in which these thinkers imagine the marginal as central to the workings of modern civilization. The second, Feenin: R&B’s Technologies of Humanity, offers a critical history of the intimate relationship between R&B music and technology since the late 1970’s.
For more on Professor Weheliye's work, please visit his website.
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