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Enchantings: On Modernity, Culture, and the State in Africa

February 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and White portrait image of Teju Olaniyan wearing glasses and a light shirt with his hand at his chin.

2015 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture:

Tejumola Olaniyan

English and African Languages & Literature, UW-Madison


Tejumola Olaniyan will look at literature, popular culture, and social and political practices to tell a cultural history of African politics, and a political history of African culture that re-frames our understanding of the modern state, and takes seriously the charge from African scholars that even humanities scholarship should propose “concrete solutions” to problems of the state.


February 18, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140
800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States