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Spivak tonight

on very short notice if anyone is interested. She is well known post-colonial theorist (as well as well know for her hard-to grasp writing). Might be relevant to our course.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: Coffman Theater

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will deliver the 44th Joseph Warren Beach Lecture in Literature. Spivak was born in Calcutta, India. Her widely influential work involves post-structuralist literary criticism, Marxism, feminism and postcolonialism, and translations of the Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi. Among her books are Death of a Discipline (2003), A Critique of Post-Colonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present (1999), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), and In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (1987). She is currently an Avalon Foundation professor and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.