IRAAS Conversation Lecture
In Celebration of Saidiya Hartman's
"Scenes of Subjection: Slavery, Terror,
and Self-Making in 19th Century America"
Location: Wood Auditorium in Avery Hall
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
ONLINE VIEWING : via the GSAPP YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/columbiagsapp
Registration is required . Space capacity is limited.
Registration does not guarantee seating.
Seating will be first come, first seated basis
Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University
Torkwase Dyson, Artist & Scholar
Marisa Fuentes, Rutgers University
Sarah Haley, Columbia University
Cameron Rowland, Artist & Scholar
Alex Weheliye, NorthWestern University
In Scenes of Subjection, Saidiya Hartman’s first book, now revised and expanded—her singular talents and analytical framework turn away from the “terrible spectacle” and toward the forms of routine terror and quotidian violence characteristic of slavery, illuminating the intertwining of injury, subjugation, and selfhood even in abolitionist depictions of enslavement. By attending to the withheld and overlooked at the margins of the historical archive, Hartman radically reshapes our understanding of history, in a work as resonant today as it was on first publication, now for a new generation of readers. This 25th anniversary edition features a new preface by the author, a foreword by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an afterword by Marisa J. Fuentes and Sarah Haley, notations with Cameron Rowland, and compositions by Torkwase Dyson.
Presented in co-sponsorship Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Fall Semester Events Co-Sponsors
Center or the Study of Ethnicity & Race-Columbia University
Department of Art History & Archaeology -Columbia University
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation- Columbia University
Institute for Comparative Literature & Society-Columbia University
Institute for the Study of Sexuality & Gender-Columbia University
The School of the Arts-Colombia University
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