Reading at the Table Series to feature Obioma Nnaemeka and Jennifer Thorington Springer

9781569024287_unraveling_gender__12163-1458580988-1280-1280Unraveling Gender, Race and Diaspora 

April 19, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

University Place Conference Center, Room 200

Obioma Nnaemeka, Ph.D., Departments of World Languages and Cultures, Women’s Studies, and Africana Studies

Jennifer Thorington Springer, Ph.D., Departments of English and Africana Studies

This anthology, Unraveling Gender, Race and Diaspora, brings together academicians and public intellectuals in a vigorous conversation that reimagines and expands the fields of Africana, postcolonial, feminist, gender and women’s studies.  In its theorizing of the intersections of difference—gender, race, class, culture and location—within Africa and between Africa and its Diasporas, the volume offers a more global representation of the cross-cultural experiences of diasporic subjects.  The volume offers critical reassessments of dominant discourses of the diaspora and formations of the subject identities within it. By emphasizing the relevance of intra-diasporic conversations in film, literature and oral tradition, the volume comprehensively engages core concerns in black diasporic communities—memory (remembering and forgetting), space/location, time, human agency, and shifting exigencies.

The annual Reading at the Table series provides an opportunity for members of the IUPUI community to celebrate published books written by IUPUI faculty or staff. During each luncheon, the featured author/editor will read from his or her work and open the floor to discussion. Seating is limited; registration is encouraged and can be completed on the campus Events Page. Walk-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis—if space is available. Purchase of a buffet-style lunch for $13.00 (dessert and soft drinks not included) is required to attend this event.