MANIC DEPRESSION: A POETICS OF HESITANT SOCIOLOGY
15 Devonshire Place, George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: Apr 4th, 4:30 pm End: Apr 4th, 6:30 pm
Interest Categories: English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), African, 2000-
Lecture by Fred Moten
The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto presents
FRED MOTEN Our 2016-17 Northrop Frye Professor
public lecture MANIC DEPRESSION: A POETICS OF HESITANT SOCIOLOGY Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 4:30 pm At George Ignatieff Theatre University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, M5S 2C8
This lecture is concerned with what happens when black poetry thematizes the event of one black person looking at another or at others. What if the poetic thematization of this event is also always theorizing the impossibility of this event? Then black poetry moves in the break between mourning and divination. This lecture will focus on a couple of examples of such movement.
POETRY READING Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 5:30 pm George Ignatieff Theatre University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, M5S 2C8
Fred Moten is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition and co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, Riverside.