CIDRAL Public Lecture: Michelle M. Wright, 'Temporal Tyrannies: Linear Time and the Black Subject'
|Starts:||17:00 19 Mar 2018|
|Ends:||19:00 19 Mar 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is part of CIDRAL's 2017/18 programme, The Constraints of Creativity
Michelle M. Wright (Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor of English, Emory University), will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Temporal Tyrannies: Linear Time and the Black Subject'
In this talk, I will argue that time, or spacetime, can play an almost disproportionate role in our constructions of Blackness across the diaspora. More specifically, I will start with the problem of over-representation: why, despite all evidence to the contrary, most work on the Black and African diasporas is suited to a specifically African American idiom but little else. By putting discourses on time by theoretical particle physicists and science journalists into conversation with contemporary creative and non-fiction texts from the Black and African diasporas, I will argue that we can meet the seemingly impossible challenge of representing a much broader, diverse (and therefore accurate) range of Black identities and collectives in our work on diaspora, diasporic politics, and diasporic identities.
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