Campus-Wide Read: Christina Sharpe’s “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being”


At this year’s Atwood Lecture, Christina Sharpe will be speaking about her book In the Wake On Blackness and Being. To participate in the book discussion, please pick up a free copy at McKillop Library’s circulation desk.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: McKillop Library – East Wing

The Atwood Lecture will be: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 – 7 p.m. Bazarsky

Book Discussion: Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 4:30 p.m. McKillop Library (Open to Salve community)

Christina Sharpe is a professor at Tufts University in the Department of English and the programs in Africana and women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Her second book, “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being,” was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in the Guardian newspaper and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016. Sharpe’s first book, “Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects,” was published in 2010, also by Duke University Press. She recently completed the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press. Sharpe is working on two monographs: “Black. Still. Life.” and “Refusing Necrotopia.” The recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, she recently contributed essays to the book accompanying Arthur Jafa’s first solo exhibition “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” and an essay called “The Crook of Her Arm” to a collection on the work of the artist Martine Syms.

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