Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race

APR 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

April 25, 2014: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Brandeis University)
Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race


Part of the Mentoring Future Faculty of Color series. Considering genres from the slave narrative to science fiction, Abdur-Rahman's book analyzes African American literary depictions of transgressive sexualities in order to illuminate the ways in which race, politics, and sexuality intersect in the social/racial ordering of United States culture and in the making of African American literature.