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November 2021

Lecture Series – Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University

Nov 4

"Petrarch’s African canzoniere: Lyric Anthropology and the Question of Race"   Il PetrarcaFrontispiece.Lyons: per Gioanni de Tournes, 1550 (The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania).   About the lecture Is the rhetoric of Petrarchan poetry a foundational discourse of early modern race-making? And what might it mean to investigate early modern lyric as site for reflection about race and cross-cultural difference? This talk returns to Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, often described as the urtext of modern lyric poetry, to…

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April 2022

Annual Edward W. Said Lecture – Angela Davis

April 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

additional details to follow   For more information about the Edward W. Said Professorship and Annual Lecture, click here.

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