Women's and Gender Studies

Africana Literatures and Cultures Workshop

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Madison Union 203

Lauren K. Alleyne, poet, Associate Professor of English at JMU, and Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, will present Reconstituting the Human: Rights, Refugees and Rejection of the Abject in Roxane Gay’s Ayiti, in which she looks at how Gay’s portrayal of Haitians provides a co-narrative to the discourse surrounding Haitian refugees in the American legal and imaginative spheres.

Established in Fall 2017, the ALCW is an incubator for projects addressing the conceptual ambitions, intellectual positions, and pedagogical implications of Africana Studies. The discussion that follows our speaker's brief presentation is sure to be lively, and will benefit from your presence and perspective.

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