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Pub Club Event: Decolonize the Canon
March 14, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Do you find literature and intersectionality fascinating? Need to go to an event for a class? Want to go to events on campus but are too nervous to go alone? Have no fear! Join RA Megan in going to the Undergraduate Students for Publishing Event: “Decolonize the Canon.” We will meet in the 2B lobby at 6:45PM and head over together as a group!
“The event focuses on bringing intersectional identities in literature into focus in academia and publishing.
The literary canon is dominated by white, cisgendered, heterosexual, able-bodied men: Hemingway, Dickens, Hawthorne, etc. We know that many authors and their important stories are left out of the canon: voices from Indigenous peoples, people of color, women, trans people, non-binary people, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Our event consists of a panel of speakers and a discussion with audience members. We will be opening the event with a professor as a keynote speaker to discuss the importance of decolonizing the canon. We are then hoping to have a panel of speakers where each speaker presents a TED-Talk style ‘lecture’ about the topic of their choice in order to educate and enlighten event attendees. Each panelist will be given about 5-10 minutes. After the panelists present, the rest of the time will be spent having a discussion with audience members in order to give them an opportunity to ask questions and engage with panelists more thoroughly.”
Hosted by: 2 Boylston Place, Undergraduate Students for Publishing
Additional Information can be found at: https://emconnect.emerson.edu/event/3253080