James Peterson of Bucknell University will be speaking this Thursday, Ocotber 2nd at 4 PM in the Martin Luther King Lounge at the Hale Center (153 W. 12th Avenue) on “Mortal Lyricism: Preconstruction and Ethnopoetics in Rap Narratives.” His lecture is cosponsored by Project Narrative, the Department of African American and African Studies, the School of Music and the Hale Center. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the same room.
On Friday at 10:30 AM in Denney 311, Professor Peterson will meet with grad students from English, AAAS, and the School of Music for an informal discussion that will start as a follow up on his lecture and go in whatever direction the group takes it. Grad students who are not able to make the lecture are still welcome to attend the informal discussion.
For more information on Professor Peterson, you can go to his homepage at Bucknell http://www.bucknell.edu/x37420.xml or check out this short clip on YouTube:
- Robyn Warhol-Down: “Not Quite Not-There: Dickens’s Narrative Refusals” (11/18)
- Nicholas Dames: “The Chapter: or, A History of Segmented Life” (11/13)
- “The Rhetoric of Comics”: Karin Kukkonen (11/10)
- “Why the Humanities Matter” featuring Jonathan Gottschall (11/5)
- James Peterson on Rap Narratives, 10/2-10/3