Lorna Sage Memorial Lecture 2022: Paul Gilroy

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    Esha Sil

    The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA) is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Lorna Sage Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Paul Gilroy.

    Date: Thursday 9th June 2022Time: 17:30-19:00, followed by a drinks reception

    Location: Lecture Theatre 1

    Paul was the recipient of the 2019 Holberg Prize, for his outstanding work across many disciplines and as the Prize Committee wrote:

    \”Paul Gilroy is one of the most challenging and inventive figures in contemporary scholarship. His work has influenced, and, in some cases, reshaped several fields and sub-fields, including cultural studies, critical race studies, sociology, history, anthropology and African-American studies. He is a preeminent scholar of modernity’s counter history as well as the relationship of modernity, overdevelopment and underdevelopment in the black Atlantic world. Gilroy’s scholarship continues to set the terms for investigation and study, not only in these areas, but also the role of racial and ethnic hierarchies in the production of colonialism and nations; the diasporic relations of exchange and circulation, the social formations they produce and the cultures they generate. Gilroy established himself as a major intellectual figure with his study of cultures of racism in Britain: There Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack (1987). This has become a classic text delineating the convoluting workings of racism as well as the vitality of cultures of anti-racism.\”

    The link to book for this outstanding event can be found at https://store.uea.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts-and-humanities/conferencesevents/the-annual-lorna-sage-memorial-lecture-symposium

    For academic and postgraduate colleagues, you will also find details of a follow up symposium to discuss Paul’s work on Friday 10th June 2022, from 10:00am-4:00pm – booking is also essential for this symposium, as there is an attendance limit of 40 guests.

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