Incantation / Breath / Transcendence: Umbra and the Long Black Arts Movement

Nov 18, 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
East Pyne 010 with a virtual, Zoom option
Department of Comparative Literature
Public / Open To All
Event Description

The Department of Comparative Literature is proud to welcome Professor Anthony Reed from Vanderbilt University to give the third lecture in this year’s departmental lecture series “Virtually Here, Virtually So” which aims at thinking through the many meanings of the word “virtual”.

Professor Reed will be presenting a lecture entitled “Incantation / Breath / Transcendence: Umbra and the Long Black Arts Movement” onThursday November 18th at 4:30 PM on Zoom. He is the author of two scholarly monographs. His first book Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing (2014) won the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. His most recent publication Soundworks: Race, Sound, and Poetry in Production was published this January by Duke University Press. 

There will be a viewing party for the lecture in East Pyne 010 for those wanting to be in community with colleagues during the event. The talk will be immediately followed by a small reception with light refreshments just outside of the auditorium. 

Those interested in attending either virtually or in-person should register here

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Any individual, including visitors to campus, who requires an accommodation should contact Dionne Worthy ( at least one week in advance of the event.