Counternarratives: a reading and conversation with John Keene

Event Description:

Join us for a reading and discussion of John Keene's acclaimed novel, Counternarratives. The book is a collection of novellas and stories that offers new perspectives on familiar characters and histories — ranging from Huckleberry Finn and Langston Hughes to the American Revolution and early colonial South America — as inspired by real events and records. Panelists discuss the book's unique format and its political and historical commentary.

Panelists include:

  • John Keene, Associate Professor, Departments of English and African American Studies, Rutgers-Newark
  • Phillip Brian Harper, Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor of English, New York University

Co-Sponsored by The Contemporary Literature Series and The Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium in the Department of English.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY
10003
United States
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Date: March 21, 2017

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

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