Dr. Barbara Boswell Presents: “Interrogating Truth, Interrogating Nation: Rape, Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story, and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
Mon, March 18, 2013 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 AM • Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery
The African & African Diaspora Studies Department
“Interrogating Truth, Interrogating Nation: Rape, Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story, and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
Dr. Barbara Boswell, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Carter G. Woodson Institute
Monday, March 18th
Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery
Barbara Boswell is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia. Based at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, she specializes in Black South African women’s writing and nationalism, African women’s writing, feminist and womanist theory, and diasporic representations of Blackness. Her book manuscript, Black South African Women Writers: Narrating the Self, Narrating the Nation, examines how Black women writers engage masculinist, often unitary, conceptions of the nation in their fiction in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. Boswell holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as an M.Phil. in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. Prior to pursuing a career in the academy, Boswell worked as a print and broadcast journalist in South Africa and as a cultural activist for the Black women’s writing collective, WEAVE (Women’s Education and Artistic Voice Expression).