Diversity and Affect By Wayde Compton.
Monday, November 21, 2016
280N York Lanes
11:30pm – 2:30pm
The Department of Humanities and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies is pleased to host the inaugural lecture of its new Black Studies Lecture Series
Diversity and Affect By Wayde Compton
The lecture will examine the differences between intellectual anti-racism and embodied anti-racism. It will think specifically about how "affect theory" may help to describe the ongoing violent repression of black people by agents of authority in the 21st century, and how it is possible to imagine an artistic response to embodied racism through diversified representation.
Wayde Compton is an award-wining poet and essayist, and creative writing program director at Simon Fraser University, Continuing Studies, where he administers the Writer’s Studio. In 2002, he co-founded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization devoted to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s black community. His publications include The Outer Harbour: Stories (2014), which won the City of Vancouver Book Award; After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region (2010) a finalist for the Vancouver Book Award; Performance Bond (2004); and 49th Parallel Psalm (1999), which was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Prize.
Lunch will be provided