CRITICAL INQUIRY PRESENTS: Saidiya Hartman - "The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner"
|When||May 25, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM |
|Where||Social Science Research, Room 122 |
|Event Website||https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/critical_inquiry_visiting_professor_saidiya_hartman/ |
|Contact Information||Critical Inquiry |
|Description||This speculative history of the wayward is an effort to narrate the open rebellion and beautiful experiment produced by young black women in the emergent ghetto, a form of racial enclosure that succeeded the plantation. The talk utilizes the reports and case files of the reformatory, private investigators, psychologists and social workers to challenge the primary tenets of these accounts, the most basic of these assumptions being that the lives represented required intervention and rehabilitation and that the question—who are you? —is indistinguishable from one’s status as a social problem. State violence, surveillance and detention produce the archival traces and institutional records that inform the reconstruction of these lives; but desire and the want of something better decide the contours of the telling. |
Professor Adrienne Brown will introduce Professor Hartman. A reception will follow.
|Categories||Conferences/Lectures, Lectures, Arts, Diversity, Staff, Graduate Students |
|Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. |
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