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The Critical Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, welcomes its first speaker for the spring semester, Kevin Quashie.

Dr. Quashie teaches black cultural and literary studies and is a professor in the department of English at Brown University. Primarily, he focuses on black feminism, queer studies, and aesthetics, especially poetics. He is the author or editor of four books, most recently The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture (2012) and Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being (2021). Currently, he is thinking about a book of black sentences and black ideas. 

Kevin Quashie’s virtual lecture “Here is the Hour: Thinking about Black Literary Criticism Now,” will be held over Zoom on February 9, followed by a seminar open to graduate students on February 10. Find more information on the lecture here and information on the seminar here.

Later Critical Speaker Series lectures this semester include Dr. Christine Hong on March 2 and Dr. Anna Kornbluh on March 28. Stay tuned for more information on these exciting upcoming talks!

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