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"Postcolonial Tragedy" - Public Lecture by Ato Quayson, Professor of English & Director, Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Bryan Hall 229, 4:30-6:00PM

April 22, 2016

April 22nd, Friday, Faculty Lounge: 2.00pm-3.30pm: Graduate Workshop - "Spatial Concepts for Postcolonial Literary Inquiry" Contact Prof Jennifer Wicke to reserve space in grad workshop:

BIO: Ato Quayson is Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has been since 2005.  Prior to that he spent a decade on the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and was also Director of the Centre for African Studies and Fellow of Pembroke College.  Professor Quayson's has published widely in postcolonialism and African studies, diaspora studies, disability studies, and urban studies among others.  His two most recent books are Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Ato Quayson