Northwestern University

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Wed 12:00 PM

Wednesdays@PAS: African Literature and Social Media

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When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, 1st Floor Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Come join PAS for our weekly lunch and lecture. Lunch provided by PAS.

Speaker: Ainehi Edoro, Assistant Professor of English, Marquette University

Title: African Literature and Social Media

Abstract: The talk looks at how social media is laying the groundwork for what might be a shift in the conditions of producing African literature and how we assign meaning and value to African literary objects. The objective is to theorize social media as a new calculus of value that has considerable impact in the production of literary knowledge within the African context.

Bio: Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University. She holds a doctorate degree from Duke University. She is the founder and editor of the African literary site called Brittle Paper.

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