Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Hazel Carby, Spelman College Faculty and Students Explore Empire, Nation and the Citizen
On Thursday, Sept. 17, students of two Spelman College English Department professors, Tarshia Stanley and Pushpa Parkekh, will be in conversation with Hazel Carby, Ph.D., about Octavia Bulter's Bloodchild and post-colonial women's literature.
In addition to the classroom discussions, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., Dr. Carby will also deliver the keynote lecture, "Writing by Hand," in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, lower level, room 32; and on Friday, Sept. 18, she will attend a luncheon with students and faculty representing majors from across the campus.
Dr. Carby's visit is hosted by the College's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Epsilon of Georgia, and the Ida B. Wells Distinguished Lecture and Performance Series, in collaboration with the Department of English and the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program.
Awarded the Modern Language Association’s 2014 Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies, Dr. Carby is the author of Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist; Race Men; Cultures in Babylon; and the forthcoming Imperial Intimacies, her most recent work that focuses on the entanglements of the islands of Britain and Jamaica from the anti-Napoleonic war to the anti-fascist war. Dr. Carby is the Charles and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African-American Studies and American Studies at Yale University, where she teaches courses on the literature and art of the Black Atlantic and the Caribbean; the transnational imaginaries of contemporary fiction; and science fiction in literature, visual culture and music.