A Serial Biography of the Wayward, Thurs. April 3, 6pm

MJEL2014HartmanFullSaidiya V. Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, specializing in African American literature and cultural history. Her pathbreaking works include Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). She is on the editorial board of the journal Callaloo, and has been a Fulbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oastes, and University of California President’s Fellow. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine, and the Gustav Myers Award for Human Rights. In preparation for her visit to Tucson, Prof. Hartman has asked us to read her essay “Venus in Two Acts.”

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Associate Professor of German Studies, Director of Graduate Studies Co-Editor of Critical Multilingualism Studies | cms.arizona.edu Co-Investigator, Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law, and the State (2014–2017)
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