06.06.2019 10:40

African Bodies in the Diaspora: Gender-based Trauma and 'Home' in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

Guest Lecture
"African Bodies in the Diaspora: Gender-based Trauma and 'Home' in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah"
Dr. Mandisa Mbali
University of Cape Town

What do scholars beyond philology make of literary texts? How do historians, sociologists or anthropologists read novels? This guest lecture, embedded in a seminar on Travelling Bodies across Media and Genres will open our eyes to one such approach.

Dr. Mandisa Mbali is a lecturer in History/Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has published widely on cultural manifestations of the Aids Crisis and HIV Activism in South Africa as well as in the intersecting field of medicine, the public and culture. She is interested in literary and artistic negotiations of normative orders related to the body, health, race and gender. This is her second guest lecture at HHU Düsseldorf.

All welcome!

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 10:30 Room 23.32.01.43

Concact: Dr. Eva Ulrike Pirker
pirker(at)anglistik.uni-duesseldorf.de

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