Christina Sharpe

BLACK. STILL. LIFE.

Date
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time
6 p.m.
Description
In In the Wake, Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Activating multiple registers of “wake”—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation.
Contact
263-3412, info@humanities.wisc.edu
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