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Convergences: A Black Life and Letters Lecture Series

Please join the English and Creative Writing Department for a conversation between Christina Sharpe and Simone White. Professor Joshua Bennett will moderate.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
7:00am – 8:00am
Webinar TBA
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Academic Calendar, Arts, Lectures & Seminars

Please join the English and Creative Writing Department for a conversation between Christina Sharpe and Simone White on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7 PM ET.

Christina Sharpe is a professor at Tufts University in the department of English and the programs in Africana and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, her second book, was named in the Guardian as one of the best books of 2016. Her first book, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects, was published in 2010, and she has contributed essays to the book accompanying Arthur Jafa’s first solo exhibition “Love is the Message, The Message is Death,” and an essay called The Crook of Her Arm to a collection on the work of the artist Martine Syms. She is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship.

Simone White is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. White specializes in contemporary poetry and poetics, experimental writing, American literature and the genealogical lines of "American soul,” African-American cultural studies, sound studies, and critical legal studies. White received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from The New School. She earned a J.D. from Harvard University.

For more information, contact:
Kate Gibbel

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