Reconstructing Womanhood: A Symposium Honoring Hazel V. Carby

Date: Friday, November 2, 2007

Location: Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall, Columbia University

Sponsors: The symposium has been made possible by the generous funding of the following institutional partners: Yale University, the Office of the Provost; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Institute for Research on Women and Gender,Columbia University; Africana Studies, Barnard College; Institute for Research on African American Studies, Columbia University; Women’s Studies Program, Duke University; and Columbia University Libraries.

Speakers: Opening Remarks, Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University

“Paranoid Empire, Masculinities and Other War Zones”
Anne McClintock, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Stranger’s Work: Desire, Intimacy, Violence, and (Black) Cultural Restoration”
Robert Reid-Pharr, CUNY- Graduate Center

“Reading and Reckoning Histories of Loss”
Lisa Lowe, UC-San Diego/Yale University 

“Reconstructing Manhood; or the Drag of Black Masculinity”
Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto
Moderator: Tina Campt, Duke University

Keynote Address: “Lost (and Found?) in Translation”
Hazel V. Carby, Yale University