Northwestern University

Mon 5:00 PM

Poetry/History/Race/Truth: Natasha Trethewey and Carol Anderson in Conversation with Leslie Harris

2017-18 TRUTH Dialogues graphic

When: Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: Free; public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

English Department

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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A conversation about personal and historical truths—how memories and experience embody and relay truth, and the role of fact vs. truth in writing history.

Natasha Trethewey (English/Northwestern) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate. Carol Anderson is professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide.  Leslie M. Harris is Professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern and author of a number of award-winning books on the history of U.S. slavery.

No tickets are required for this event, but seating is first-come, first-served.

Co-Presenters: Department of African American Studies; Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies; Department of History; Department of English and Creative Writing Program; and Kaplan Humanities Institute.

The 2017-18 TRUTH Dialogues are a year-long conversation about knowledge crises and politics from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

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