About the event

How are archives shaped over time by poets, historians, scholars? What are the connections between lyric time and the time of history? And what of migration—how are new geographies illuminated, selves created? We will consider these questions in relation to Indian Ocean crossings, focusing on questions of memory and the transmission of cultural knowledge, affective life and self-inscription in the face of a fluid world. Join Kai Kresse (Columbia); Sylviane Diouf (Schomburg, NYPL); Meena Alexander (The Graduate Center, CUNY; Christopher Ian Foster (PhD Program in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY) for this conversation.

Cosponsored by the Ph.D. Program in English, the Postcolonial Studies Group, IRADAC and the Advanced Research Collaborative