When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: St. John’s College, The Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
This inaugural event of UBC’s Race Literacies: A Black Canadian Speakers Series is funded by a UBC Equity Enhancement Grant and co-sponsored by the English Department at Simon Fraser University. Other UBC sponsors include the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships. The Race Literacy series is organized by Dr. Annette Henry, Department of Language and Literacy Education.
Christina Sharpe is Associate Professor of English, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at Tufts University. She is the author of two books: Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (forthcoming). She is currently working on a project provisionally titled, Thinking Juxtapositionally.
In The Weather, Sharpe will think some of the ecologies of anti-blackness and resistance to them in the afterlives of slavery, in the wake of the slave ship and the migrant ship.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Talk
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Graduate Student Q&A with light refreshments