Keynote Address: "The Vengeance of Vertigo: Aphasia and Abjection in the Political Trials of Black Insurgents"
Fri, February 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM • JES A230
Frank B. Wilderson III, the award winning author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, is one of two Americans to hold elected office in the African National Congress, and former insurgent in the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. His captivating memoir received the American Book Award, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order, and the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. He is the author of a recent monograph on cinema, politics, and race: Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms (Duke, 2010). His short fiction and critical essays have appeared in literary and scholarly journals internationally.
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