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Workshop with Saidiya Hartman

October 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Black and white image of Saidiya Hartman, closely cropped

Workshop in conjunction with 2014 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities:


Saidiya Hartman

Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University


Informal conversation (9:00-10:30 A.M.) and breakfast (quiche, oatmeal, fruit, and beverages available in Room 212 after 8:30 A.M.). Hartman will open the conversation with a few brief remarks. Susan Friedman will moderate a wide-ranging discussion that may incorporate questions and comments about Hartman’s McKay Lecture, past work, current work, and/or the status of the fields in which she works.

RSVPs are encouraged and appreciated, but not required. If you are able to attend, please email rsvp@irh.wisc.edu by October 7.


Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and has served as the director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality. She is the author of Lose Your Mother (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2007) and Scenes of Subjection (Oxford University Press 2007). She has published several articles on slavery, including “Venus in Two Acts” and “The Time of Slavery.”