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Lowell Lecture

Claudia Rankine: Citizen: An American Lyric

Date & Time

April 1, 2020 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location

Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Speaker(s)

Claudia Rankine

Presenting Organization

Boston College

Topics

Humanities

Contact

Chandler Shaw (shawcp@bc.edu, 8066745510)

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) and Don't Let Me Be Lonely (2004); two plays including The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/American Repertory Theater) and will be published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue (2009); as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artist, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, the English Department, the History Department, the Sociology Department, Boston College PULSE: Celebrating 50 Years of Service, and with the support of an Institute for the Liberal Arts Major Grant Award.