The Writer in Residence Program and the Department of English at SFU presents, the 2017 Shadbolt Lecture, THE WORK OF WORDS: an onstage dialogue featuring author Dionne Brand & cultural critic Christina Sharpe
Moderated by David Chariandy
Event will be held in Rooms 1200-1500 of the Segal Building.
Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Free and Open to the Public
Dionne Brand is an internationally acclaimed author of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Her writings have been recognized with numerous awards including the Trillium Book Award, the
Governor General’s Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Harbourfront Festival Prize, the City of Toronto Book Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has served as poet laureate of Toronto, and held the Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. Currently, she is Professor and Research Chair in the School of English and Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. She will be receiving an honorary doctorate from SFU at the convocation ceremony in June.
Christina Sharpe is Professor of English, Africana, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University. Her recent book, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in the Guardian as one of the best books of 2016. Her distinguished publications include her first book Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects which was published in 2010, also by Duke University Press. Professor Sharpe is currently completing a critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) and working on two monographs: Thinking Juxtapositionally and Refusing Necrotopia.
Generously sponsored by Shadbolt Endowment Fund at SFU, the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU, the Department of English at SFU, and the Writer in Residence Program at SFU.
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