The Humanities Studio is pleased to welcome Christina Sharpe, professor of humanities at York University, to present “Wake. Seed. Soil.” — the final lecture in our yearlong “Fail Better” Speakers Series. In this talk, Sharpe will think about wakes, about plantations and memorials, about soil, seeds, and ash. In order to do this, she will turn to, among other things, two films, several images, The Whitney Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum from Slavery to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. Sharpe is known as one of the most important contemporary scholars in Black Diaspora Thought and Cultures. She is the author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being.
The event — co-sponsored by the American Studies Program, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the International Relations Program, and the Departments of English and History — is free and open to the public.
- Pomona College
- Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
- 170 E. Sixth Street