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Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading
15 Devonshire Place, George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: Apr 5th, 5:30 pm End: Apr 5th, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), African, 2000-
Poetry Reading by Fred Moten

The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto presents

Our 2016-17 Northrop Frye Professor

public lecture
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.


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.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.


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