Queering Slavery? A Lunch Conversation with Christina Sharpe and Omise’eke Tinsley

Please join
Christina Sharpe (Tufts University)
Omise’eke Tinsley (University of Texas-Austin)

for a lunch conversation on —

“What Would it Mean to Queer Slavery?”

Participants will discuss Tinsley’s GLQ article, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage.”

This conversation will be held in person and on Google Hangout. For a copy of the article or a Google Hangout invite, please contact Vanessa M. Holden (holdenva@msu.edu) or Jessica Marie Johnson (jmj@msu.edu).


The #QSWG lunch conversation is in conjunction with Dr. Sharpe’s afternoon lecture, “The Trans-Atlantic: How a Girl Became a Ship.” Dr. Sharpe’s talk will introduce work from her forthcoming book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Central to In the Wake are questions of antiblackness, the longue durée of Atlantic chattel slavery, and the ongoing effects of Black Being in the aftermath of slavery.

The talk is on March 27, 2014 from 3-5pm in 115 International Center and is the Center for Gender in a Global Context’s Women’s History Month Event.

Dr. Sharpe’s visit to campus is co-sponsored by the GenCen, the Department of History, the Comparative Black History Program, and the Queering Slavery Working Group.