This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in … Continue reading VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations
Featuring Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Saidiya Hartman, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye. Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Invoking the multiple meanings of the term “wake”—the … Continue reading VIDEO: In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe on Vimeo
Christina Sharpe at Northwestern University on children in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: https://www.instagram.com/p/BU0WpYdB87g/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd
Sharpe: "Symbols are important and a safety pin is not enough. A safety pin is a temporary fix for a rent in the fabric. One must be willing to say this is abhorrent. One must be willing to be more than uncomfortable. One must be willing to be on the outside. One must refuse to repair a familial rift on the bodies cast out as not kin."
"On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness" is a collective intervention into the discursive formation of black studies at the outset of the twenty-first century."
Christina Sharpe. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.
Christina Sharpe, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. Duke University Press Books, 2010. Description from Duke University Press: "Arguing that the fundamental, familiar, sexual violence of slavery and racialized subjugation have continued to shape black and white subjectivities into the present, Christina Sharpe interprets African diasporic and Black Atlantic visual and literary texts that address those … Continue reading BOOK: Sharpe on the Monstrous Intimacies of Slavery