Guest Lecture: Michelle M. Wright "Blackness and Time"

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:15 to 16:45

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to a guest lecture “Blackness and Time” by Prof. Michelle M. Wright of Emory University. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 3:15 – 4:45 pm in HS16 (Lecture Hall 16), Campus Augustusplatz, 04109 Leipzig.

Michelle M. Wright is the Longstreet Professor of English at Emory University. Her research focuses on literary, cultural, philosophical, and political discourses on Blackness and Black identity in the Anglophone, Francophone, and Germanophone African Diaspora, from the 18th to 21st centuries.

Professor Wright has published two books (“Becoming Black: Creating an Identity in the African Diaspora”; “Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology”) and also writes for the public media, with pieces published in Ebony, Chicago Tribune, The Root, and Los Angeles Review of Books as well as other media outlets.

 

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