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Spaces and Subjectivities: South African Perspective | Workshop with Sarah Nuttall

November 7, 2017

The Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures cordially invites students and faculty to attend a lecture and a workshop with Sarah Nuttall, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. 


On Monday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m, Professor Nuttall will deliver her lecture entitled "The Planetary and the Posthuman: Perspectives from African Theory, Fiction and Art" in the Bryan Hall faculty lounge. There is no registration required for this event.


And on Tuesday, November 7, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m, Professor Nuttall will offer a workshop, "Spaces and Subjectivities: South African Perspectives." The workshop will be held in Wilson Hall 142. Faculty and students who wish to participate in the workshop should register here. Three workshop readings are available through the registration form. Coffee and refreshments will be available at the beginning of the event.


About Sarah Nuttall


Sarah Nuttall is Director of the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg. A literary scholar by training, Sarah’s varied research interests and prolific publication record have established her as a leading cultural commentator and critic in South Africa as well as one of the leading scholars of her generation. She has lectured at the University of Stellenbosch and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale and Duke. Sarah has edited several path-breaking books. Her influential monograph, Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-apartheid, explores mutuality, transgression and embodiment in contemporary South Africa.Sarah has published in various journals including in Cultural Studies, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Journal of South African Studies, Public Culture, Third Text and Social Dynamics. She is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Southern African Studies, Humanity, Cultural Studies, Social Dynamics, English Studies in Africa, and English Academy Review. She serves on the advisory board of the UVA-Duke-Bologna Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory. 

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Wilson Hall 142
10:30 am - 12:30 pm