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Between Home, Blackness, and Me: Unsettling Locations, Lives, and Archives in American Literary Studies.
February 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Magdalena J. Zaborowska will deliver the 2022 Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies, titled “Between Home, Blackness, and Me: Unsettling Locations, Lives, and Archives in American Literary Studies.” Zaborowska is a professor of African American and American literary and cultural studies at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Her research includes literary and cultural studies and African American literature, with a particular emphasis on James Baldwin.
Her book, James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile, received an Honorable Mention for the Errol Hill Award from the American Society for Theater Research. In 2018, Zaborowska published Me and My House: James Baldwin’s Last Decade in France, where she examines the themes of his works through the lens of his sprawling house in southern France. Make sure to register for this Zoom event below: