@Noon: Ifeona Fulani – HBA Annual Lecture/Reading (Cancelled)

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County and throughout California has prompted an abundance of caution among the sponsors of public events statewide and locally. Consistent with guidance from local, state, and national public health agencies to avoid large public gatherings and practice social distancing, Scripps College is cancelling ALL non-essential events effective immediately, including all Public Events, Scripps Presents programs and other series, performances, and exhibitions until further notice.

This means that the the talk by Ifeona Fulani scheduled for Thursday, March 26 has been cancelled.

We thank you for your interest in HI programming and in this talk in particular.

Ifeona Fulani will present from The First Stone, set in 1865, leading up to and immediately after the Paul Bogle rebellion, in Jamaica. The novel speaks directly to contemporary questions of precarity by revealing how a natural disaster – a prolonged drought – forced peasants to rebel against near-slavery conditions, disease and hunger.

Ifeona Fulani is a Clinical Professor in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University. Her research interests are Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies, literatures of Africa and its diasporas, Transnational Feminisms and Writing. Her scholarly publications include an edited volume of essays titled Archipelagos of sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of West Indies Press, 2012), as well as articles and reviews, most recently in Atlantic Studies and Caribbean Quarterly. She has also published a novel titled Seasons of Dust (Harlem River Press, 1997) and a collection of short stories titled Ten Days in Jamaica (Peepal Tree Press, 2012). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from New York University.

This year’s Hartley Burr Alexander Chair Annual Lecture is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute & Scripps Presents.