Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Addison Gayle Lecture Series Presents Dr. Simon Gikandi

Dr. Simon Gikandi Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, and the Department of English, cordially invite you to an event with Dr. Simon Gikandi commemorating the 17th Annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Gikandi will speak on The Black Aesthetic in the Age of Globalization.

March 31, 12:30 – 2 PM
151 E. 25th St. (bet. Lex & 3rd Aves)
Newman Conference Center 7th floor
(646) 312-3935
Free & open to the public

Dr. Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University. Born in Kenya, he holds a BA (First Class Honors) in Literature from the University of Nairobi, an MLitt in English from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in English from Northwestern University.

His major fields of research and teaching include the Anglophone literatures and cultures of Africa, India, the Caribbean, postcolonial Britain, and the African Diaspora. He is the author of many books and articles including Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism and Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature.

He is co-editor of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature and editor of the The Routledge Encyclopedia of African Literature. His latest book is The Aura of Blackness: Slavery and the Culture of Taste. Among his current book-length projects are This Thing Called English: The Colonized and Their Books, Modernism and Early Postcolonial Style, and The Oxford History of the Novel in English: The Novel in Africa and the Atlantic World.

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