Author Archives: Jessica Darga

On the Question of Negritude – Dec 7, 2018

On the Question of Negritude: Nimrod, Senghor, and Césaire

Reading Group followed by book launch reception

Fri Dec 7  //  4-6:30pm  //  Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Common Room

Introducing, discussing, and launching Nimrod: Selected Writings, recently published by the University of Michigan press. Nimrod is a Chadian philosopher, poet, novelist, and essayist, and one of the most dynamic and vital voices in contemporary African literature and thought. We read extracts from the book along with Fanon’s essay “The Negro and Language”. All readings can be found here. Joining us are Prof. Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature and DASS) and Sahin Acikgoz (Comparative Literature).

  • 4-5:30pm: Professor Frieda Ekotto will introduce Nimrod and the book, and begin our discussion of the book and the other suggested readings.
  • 5:30-6:30 pm: reception with refreshments.

Please RSVP here. The first 8 graduate students who confirm their attendance can receive a free copy of the book at the event.

Theory and Teaching, Nov. 2, 2018

Interrogating the Divide: Theory and Teaching

Nov 2, 1-3pm, Michigan History Department, Room 1014 Tisch Hall.

Event open to the general public, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty. RSVP here.

A round-table discussion
Reginald Jackson (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Duygu Ergun (Comparative Literature)
Chaired by: Omer Sharir (History)