The Afterlife of Soil - guest lecture
- Date: –15:00
- Location: Engelska parken Ihresalen,
- Lecturer: Christina Sharpe, Professor at York University, Toronto.
- Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
- Contact person: Ylva Habel
In this talk, The Afterlife of Soil, Sharpe will think about wakes, slavery museums and memorials, about soil and dust. In order to do this she will turn to The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum from Slavery to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama, among other sites. Sharpe will explore what soil might allow for in thinking about Black life and diaspora. She will also look to the work of Black women visual artists Torkwase Dyson and Courtney Desiree Morris.
Christina Sharpe is a Professor at York University, Toronto in the Department of Humanities. She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being(2016) (named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand(1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press. And she is working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life."