POSTPONED: Christina Sharpe, “What Could a Vessel Be?”

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Event Description

2/5/24: This event has been postponed. Please check back soon for further updates. 

What Could a Vessel Be? is an ongoing consideration of the vessel as idea, concept and material, in order to try to attend to and make sense of the multiple and overlapping crises of our time. What is or might a vessel be in a time of catastrophe?


Headshot of Christina Sharpe against a black background.Christina Sharpe is the author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being; Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects and most recently, Ordinary Notes, which was named a finalist of the National Book Award in nonfiction and named a best book of 2023 by The New Yorker, the New York Times and NPR, among others. She is currently Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Department of Humanities at York University, Toronto.


This event is co-sponsored by the GSD and The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.


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