Tanya Agathocleous, CUNY: Choosing between Country and Friend: Modernism, Syncretism and Disaffection in the Imperial Encounter
Ideals of East-West syncretism abound in a range of early twentieth-century works, from the theosophical lectures of Annie Besant to the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. The cultural union of East and West was imagined as a solution to global political conflict and often …more
Vincent Carretta, University of Maryland: Strangers in Strange Lands: Figures in the Eighteenth-Century African Diaspora
This talk will focus in particular on William Ansah Sessarakoo (1720?-1770), who traveled first (involuntarily) from Africa to the West Indies, where he was redeemed from slavery by the Royal African Company, then sent to England, where he was treated as a celebrity before …more
The Department of Literature’s Creative Writing Program presents the annual Faculty Benefit Reading featuring: Kyle Dargan, Danielle Evans, Stephanie Grant, Andrew Holloran, David Keplinger, Elise Levine, Rachel Snyder on Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. at 826DC (3233 14th ST, NW). $5 donation suggested, proceeds support 826DC.