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Dept. of Africana and American Studies: Tops Memorial Lecture, Christina Sharpe, “What Could a Vessel Be?”

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Africana and American Studies presents The Tops Memorial Lecture and welcomes Dr. Christina Sharpe for her talk “What Could a Vessel Be?”

Christina Sharpe is a Writer, Professor, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University.

She is the author of: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, 2016)—named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award—and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010). Her third book, Ordinary Notes, will be published in 2023 (Knopf/FSG/Daunt). She recently completed “The abacus of her eyelids,” the critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand. She is working on a monograph called “Black. Still. Life.”

She has recently published essays in Art in America; Alison Saar Of Aether and Earthe; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America; Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America; and Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.


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