Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Lies Public Lecture Series: Christina Sharpe on 'Lies and Lying'

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 21 March 2018

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Christina Sharpe for this talk. 

Christina Sharpe is a Professor at Tufts University in the department of English and the programs in Africana and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her second book, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in The Guardian newspaper and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016. In the Wake was a finalist for nonfiction for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Her first book Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010) was also published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press and she is working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.  Sharpe has recently contributed essays to the book accompanying Arthur Jafa's first solo exhibition Love is the Message, The Message is Death, an essay called The Crook of Her Arm to a collection on the work of the artist Martine Syms, an essay on Luke Willis Thompson's autoportrait (2017), and a brief essay on Emma Amos's Take One (1985-87).

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This talk is organised in collaboration with Autograph ABP. The IAS Lies Public Lecture Series is part of our 2017-18 research theme Lies and is generously supported by Mishcon de Reya's Mishcon Academy