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Lecture: “James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade Revisited” with Magdalena Zaborowska (U. of Michigan)

November 6, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lecture Registration Link. Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Professor in the Departments of American Culture and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, researches, writes on, and teaches literary and cultural studies approaches to intersections of social space and transatlantic discourses on race, nationality, (queer) sexuality, and gender; African American literature, life writing, material culture, immigrant ethnicities, feminist, and critical race theory; American Studies, post-totalitarian East-Central Europe. Author of James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile (Duke University Press, 2009).

Discussant: Ellen McLarney (AMES | Duke)

***24hrs prior to the lecture (Nov. 5) we will offer a link to stream the film: From Another Place by Sedat Pakay, a documentary chronicling Baldwin’s visits to Istanbul. We will provide the link to those that have registered via zoom. Film Registration Link.


For more information or if you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact: by October 30, 2020.


Organized by Turkish Circle; cosponsored by Duke Middle East Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC), Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, and African and African American Studies (AAAS)


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November 6, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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