Please join us for the first event of the Spring 2020 Taller: ELECTRIC.MARRONAGE featuring Dr. Savannah Shange author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness, + Schooling in San Francisco. Dr. Shange will be hosting a graduate student workshop on Wednesday January 29th from 6:30-8pm at the MSU library. Please email email@example.com to RSVP and receive the reading for this workshop.
Dr. Shange’s public talk: ABOLITION AS BLACK FEMINIST METHOD, will take place Thursday January 30th from 12-2pm in Wells Hall B342. Refreshments will be provided.
Electric.Marronage is a digital site/workshop/series that showcases scholarly, political, creative + personal work that engages with themes of fugitivity, escape, survival (inside and outside the academy), “worlds/otherwise,” “Black femme freedom,” + decolonizing diaspora studies. Created + Curated by Yomaira C. Figueroa (MSU) + Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins), Electric.Marronage will alternate institutional spaces (Spring at MSU/Fall at JHU) as our site runs concurrently + collaboratively. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
12:00-2:00 pm Public lecture in conjunction with Professor Figueroa’s ENG 802: Professor Randi Gill-Sadler (Department of English, Lafayette College),
“Conjuring Cartography: Black PlaceMaking in the Cold War in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day,” Wells B342.
2:00-3:30 pm Coffee/Tea Reception, Wells C607.
4:00-5:30 pm HIVES Research Workshop Presentation: Keynote Lecture and Poetry Reading by Jordan Scott, The Writing Center, 300 Bessey Hall.
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
Research Spotlight Panel 1, featuring faculty and current graduate students presenting short talks on their research, 110 Chittenden Hall.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch, 110 Chittenden Hall (please RSVP on Google survey).
1:00-3:00 pm Research Spotlight Panel 2, 110 Chittenden Hall.
Thank you for supporting our Graduate Program!