Counternarratives: a reading and conversation with John Keene
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.
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.