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
  • Moderated by Nicholas Boggs —Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research and Advisement, Department of English; Faculty Coordinator, The Contemporary Literature Series

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

Registration for this event is closed.