Visiting Scholar Sharon P. Holland to Deliver Talk on March 25

HollandSPThe English Department welcomes as its Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Sharon P. Holland, who will deliver a talk entitled “Sovereignty: A Mercy.” 

The talk will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:30 pm in Saint Joseph Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Sharon P. Holland is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a PhD in English and African American Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her talk will focus on Toni Morrison’s novel, A Mercy.

Holland is the author of The Erotic Life of Racism (2012), and Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (2000), which was the winner of the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the African Studies Association in 2002. She is co-author of Miles of Crossing Waters/Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country with Professor Tiya Miles and is also responsible for bringing a feminist classic, The Queen is in the Garbage by Lila Karp to the attention of The Feminist Press for publication in 2007.

Currently Holland is working on the final draft of her book, Little Black Girl and a project entitled, “Perishment” that investigates the human/animal distinction and the place of discourse on blackness within that discussion.

For more information on Professor Holland, including her interest in food, writing, and all things equestrian, check out her blog.

This event is sponsored by the English Department and the School of Arts and Humanities.

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