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Resistance Literature Thirty Years Later… Now

General Programming

dateOctober 12, 2017 timeThursday, 2:00pm–6:30pm EDT location Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University
  • The Department of English
  • The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS)
  • Institute for African Studies
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Joseph Slaughter
  • Jennifer Wenzel
  • Emily Bloom

A symposium at the Heyman Center at Columbia University, to commemorate three decades since the publication of Barbara Harlow's Resistance Literature --and to mark the passing of Barbara as a teacher, mentor, interlocutor, and comrade.

2:00-4:00 Panel I: Resistance Literature Thirty Year Later

Chair: Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia University

Michael Rubenstein, Stony Brook University

Johnny Lorenz, Montclair State University

Marnia Lazreg, Hunter College and The Grad Center, CUNY

Bret Benjamin, University at Albany

Yvette Christiansë, Barnard College

4:30-6:30 Panel II: Resistance Literature Now

Chair: Joseph Slaughter, Columbia University

Neville Hoad, University of Texas at Austin

Fran Buntman, George Washington University

Vasuki Nesiah, New York University

Eve Dunbar, Vassar College

Peter Hitchcock, The Grad Center, CUNY

Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/New York University

  • Speaker Marnia Lazreg Professor of Sociology Hunter College
  • Speaker Michael Rubenstein Associate Professor of English Stony Brook University
  • Speaker Bret Benjamin Associate Professor in the Department of English and Department of Globalization Studies University at Albany; SUNY
  • Speaker Fran Buntman Assistant Professor of Sociology George Washington University
  • Speaker Eve Dunbar Associate Professor of English Vassar College
  • Speaker Peter Hitchcock Professor of English Baruch College; CUNY
  • Speaker Neville Hoad Associate Professor of English The University of Texas at Austin
  • Speaker Isabel Hofmeyr Professor of African Literature University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Speaker Yvette Christiansë Professor of English and Africana Studies Barnard College
  • Speaker Johnny Lorenz Associate Professor of English Montclair State University