Wayward Lives and the Motion of History

A Distinguished Faculty Lecture by Saidiya Hartman
Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Humanities Initiative at New York University
29 October, 5:30pm
Humanities Initiative
20 Cooper Square
Fifth floor
More Information: nd35@nyu.edu
Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She received her PhD. from Yale University (1992) and taught for many years at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Hartman’s major fields of interest are African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law and literature, and performance studies. She is on the editorial board of Callaloo. She has been a Fulbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oates, and University of California President’s Fellow. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). She has also published essays on photography, film and feminism.
* Image: Howardena Pindell, “Autobiography: Water/Ancestors/Middle Passage/Family Ghosts”, 1988-1988. Museum collection: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.