CANCELED - Brown Bag Talk with Dr. Amy K. King

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) would like to invite our colleagues to a Brown Bag talk with Dr. Amy King, who is an alumna of the university.


The talk will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Reavis Hall, Room 202. Feel free to bring your lunch!


King's presentation “A Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Archive of Violence Made Intimate” will show how some texts transform titillating and popular tropes of violence into radical messages about power and agency. King argues that media like Steve McQueen’s adaptation of 12 Years a Slave, a painting in Kara Walker’s series Negress Notes, and Marlon James’s novel The Book of Night Women expand and revise depictions of plantation violence. Though these texts portray various intensities of touch between women, they illustrate how women’s violent skin-to-skin contact complicates racist, sexist, and classist structures of power.


EGSA hopes you will be able to join us for what we think will be a very interesting and engaging brown bag talk.

Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Reavis Hall, 202
260 University Cir, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops



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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni





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