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Lecture: James Baldwin's Turkish Decade Revisited

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Friday, November 06, 2020
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Magdalena Zaborowska (U. of Michigan), Ellen McLarney (AMES, Duke)

Lecture: "James Baldwin's Turkish Decade Revisited" by Magdalena Zaborowska
Discussant: Ellen McLarney (Dept. of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University)

Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Professor in the Departments of American Culture and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, researches, writes on, and teaches literary and cultural studies approaches to intersections of social space and transatlantic discourses on race, nationality, (queer) sexuality, and gender; African American literature, life writing, material culture, immigrant ethnicities, feminist, and critical race theory; American Studies, post-totalitarian East-Central Europe. Author of James Baldwin¿s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile (Duke University Press, 2009)

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***Prior to talk we will offer a link to stream the film: From Another Place by Sedat Pakay, a documentary chronicling Baldwin's visits to Istanbul.

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