Reading and Conversation with Professor Saidiya Hartman


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The Penn Book Center, the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and ICA present Professor Saidiya Hartman in dialogue with ICA curator Meg Onli to discuss the release of Professor Hartman’s new volume, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. Hartman’s work examines the revolution of black intimacy in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth century and centers the experiences of young, black, urban women who sought to develop lives that were not prescribed by respectability and the law. The conversation will also center core themes of Onli’s exhibition, Colored People Time: Mundane Futures.

This event is taking place at Penn Book Center, at 130 S. 34th Street.

Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and her interests include African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law and literature, and performance studies.


Friday February 22nd, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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