Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question: A conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron and Aliyah Khan

Event Information

Date & Time
February 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Bénédicte Boisseron (Afro-American and African studies) and Aliyah Khan (English, Afro-American and African studies) discuss Boisseron's new book "Afro-Dog," which investigates the relationship between race and the animal in the history and culture of the Americas and the black Atlantic, exposing a hegemonic system that compulsively links and opposes blackness and animality to measure the value of life. Their discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

The Author’s Forum, a periodic retreat for readers who love fine writing and the thoughts and conversations they inspire, is a collaboration between the Institute for the Humanities, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the University of Michigan Library.

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Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy bakenned@umich.edu
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