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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.

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Date:
February 18, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140
800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States