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Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

April 4, 2023 · 5:00 pm7:00 pm · Betts Auditorium

Gauss Seminar in Criticism Spring 2023 will be presented by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  Her visit, under the general title, “The Practice of Learning Du Bois,” will comprise a public lecture on Tuesday, April 4 and a lunch seminar on Wednesday, April 5, which is open to members of the Princeton University community. Masks are required for both events.

Professor Spivak is a globally renowned literary theorist, feminist critic, and activist. She is a founding member of the establishment’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Literature at Columbia University.

Tuesday,  April 4 at 5:00 PM in Betts Auditorium

Public Lecture: “My Brother Burghardt”

Du Bois wrote many autobiographies. I will speak of the relationship between his final, posthumously published, autobiography and his final fiction, the Black Flame trilogy.

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 PM — Location TBA

Seminar: “The Long Shadow of Du Bois”

If reading is transactional, how has the transaction with Du Bois affected my other work?

The lunch seminar, which is open only to members of the Princeton University community, is currently at capacity. To reserve a spot on the wait list, please email both Andrew Cole (acole@princeton.edu) and Jeannine Matt Pitarresi (jp16@princeton.edu). The location will be communicated to all registrants several days before the seminar.

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