Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Christina Sharpe
September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christina Sharpe is a scholar of English literature and Black Studies. Her academic research focuses on Black visual studies, Black queer studies, and mid-nineteenth century to contemporary African-American literature and culture. She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) (names by the Guardian and the Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press. She is also working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.