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On Slavery and Sensibility

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Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

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This event is a workshop for faculty members and doctoral students at the University of Toronto. A small group will meet with Professor Simon Gikandi to discuss a chapter of Sensibility and the Culture of Taste. A reading will be provided.

Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Departments of Comparative Literature and African American Studies and the Program in African Studies. He is currently the first vice-president of the MLA and will become the association's president in 2019. His research examines Anglophone literatures and cultures of Africa, India, the Caribbean, and postcolonial Britain; literary and critical theory; the black Atlantic and the African diaspora; and the English novel. He is currently at work on projects about slavery and modernity, African philology, and cultures of the novel. His many publications include Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature; Maps of Englishness; Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism; and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

Seating is limited. If you register but will not be able to attend, please contact Kim Yates, JHI Associate Director, at jhi.associate@utoronto.ca to release your seat as soon as possible.

Simon Gikandi's visit is in conjunction with University College's 2018 Alexander Lecture, "The Aesthetics of Crisis: Art, Writing, and the Politics of Being" Thursday 22 March at 4:30 p.m. in University College Room 140. Seating is free and open to the public for that event. A public reception will follow.

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