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Dr. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson - God Particle: Sublimity, Matter, and Virtuality in Black Feminist Poetics

When: Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: Annie May Swift Hall, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Mishana Garschi   (847) 467-7114

Group: Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: Anthropology Department
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
History Department
Comparative Literary Studies
Religious Studies Department
Critical Theory

Category: Academic


The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents "God Particle: Sublimity, Matter, and Virtuality in Black Feminist Poetics" – a talk by Dr. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson (University of Southern California).

The event will take place on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at Krause Studio (Annie May Swift Hall) at 12pm. Lunch will be served!

This year the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) focuses on the multiple modes of being entangled. The theme attends to global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality which converge to maintain empire. The task is to assess entanglement and its correlates, such as intersection(ality), coalition, assemblage, inter/intra-action, and (un)relation. Entanglement also reveals how the past is tied together with the present and the future. Ultimately, the program aims to complicate the lines often drawn between violence and pleasure, resistance and passivity, bodies and technology, as well as embodied experience and structural position – highlighting these binaries as not always discreet, but rather as entangled.

Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art History, Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Comparative Literary Studies Program, Department of Communication Studies, Critical Theory Cluster, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, The Graduate School’s Mellon Cluster Programming Catalyst Grant, Department of History, Latina & Latino Studies Program, Department of Performance Studies, Poetry and Poetics Cluster, Department of Radio/Television/Film, Department of Religious Studies, Science in Human Culture Program, & Screen Cultures Program.

The CED is co-coordinated by Mishana Garschi (African American Studies) and Mlondi Zondi (Performance Studies).

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