December 1st 2009, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY (34th Street & 5th Avenue)
The CUNY Provost’s Annual Symposium on Disciplinarity
brings together scholars in the humanities who examine disciplinary
boundaries, canonical divides, and methodological limitations and
anxieties to introduce fresh and innovative thinking in the academy and
beyond. The inaugural featured speaker is Hazel Carby, the
Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American
Studies, Professor of American Studies, and Director of the Initiative
on Race, Gender and Globalization at Yale University. Her books include
Reconstructing Womanhood, Race Men,and Cultures in Babylon. Her current work in progress is Child of Empire: Racializing Subjects in Post WWII Britain.
For the inaugural lecture, respondents will focus particularly on
interdisciplinarity as it pertains to the construction of race.