Chris Abani Public Events Schedule


Seating is limited at these events.

Monday, October 25, 2010

4:30 p.m.

Coming to America, The Remix

This talk investigates whether there can be an essential identity or if in fact, as Homi Bhabha says, it is always in flux, ever becoming. Through the lens of recent migration, the ideas of home and belonging are also explored.

• Open to the public, free of charge.
• College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, Wesley House, 1210 Stanford Drive.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7:00 p.m.

Ethics and Narrative: The Human, Self, and Other

This talk explores the often difficult ethical decisions that face a writer in constructing narratives of war, violence, trauma, and other forms of human suffering. It calls into question the limits of witness and asks for a more direct role for both the writer and the reader. The question is, where is the writer and reader, as people not roles, in relation to these matters? 

Registration Required.

• Open to the public, free of charge.
• College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, Wesley House, 1210 Stanford Drive.
• Reception to follow

In order to ensure smooth admission to the event, please keep the following in mind:

1. Please print out your e-ticket(s) per the link in your Registration Confirmation e-mail as it is necessary for entry to the event. If you registered a guest, please print out the guest ticket as well.

2. If you are unable to attend, please let us know at:humanities@miami.edu so that we can notify those on the waitlist.

Friday, October 29, 2010

4:30 p.m.

Resisting the Anomie: Exile and the Romantic

This talk discusses the problems of exile for the writer, and asks if exile can be a place of creativity or the death of the imagination. It discusses the problem of allowing exile to replace the cause one has fought for. The talk asks if there is a way to embrace a more nuanced approach such that the cause for which the exile speaks, or has spoken, can remain alive and vibrant and not fade into the myth of the exiled body. 

• Open to the public, free of charge.
• College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, Wesley House, 1210 Stanford Drive.

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