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Presented By: Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thinking Juxtapositionally

A Craft Lecture by Christina Sharpe Zell Visiting Writers Series

Christina Sharpe Christina Sharpe
Christina Sharpe
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Zell Visiting Writers Series craft lectures are free and open to the public, and will be offered both virtually (via Zoom) and in person (in The Robert Hayden Conference Room, Angell Hall #3222). Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis; please arrive early to secure a spot. Please contact with any questions or accommodation needs

Christina Sharpe is a writer, Professor, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University in Toronto. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class (RGC), at the University of Johannesburg.

Sharpe is the author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke 2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke 2016). In the Wake was named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and was a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Her third book Ordinary Notes was published in April 2023 by Knopf (Canada), FSG (USA), and Daunt (UK).

“The abacus of her eyelids,” her critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand was published in August 2022. She is currently working on three books: Black. Still. Life. (Duke 2025), What Could a Vessel Be? (FSG/Knopf 2025), and To Have Been to the End of the World: 25 Essays on Art.

For any questions about the event or to share accommodation needs, please email are eager to help ensure that this event is inclusive to you. The building, event space, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A lactation room (Angell Hall #5209), reflection room (Haven Hall #1506), and gender-inclusive restroom (Angell Hall 5th floor) are available on site. ASL interpreters and CART services at in-person events are available upon request; please email at least two weeks prior to the event, whenever possible, to allow time to arrange services.

U-M employees with a U-M parking permit may use the Church Street Parking Structure (525 Church St., Ann Arbor) or the Thompson Parking Structure (500 Thompson St., Ann Arbor). There is limited metered street parking on State Street and South University Avenue. The Forest Avenue Public Parking Structure (650 South Forest Ave., Ann Arbor) is five blocks away, and the parking rate is $1.20 per hour. All of these options include parking spots for individuals with disabilities.

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