In a Speculative Light Symposium

915 Volunteer Blvd, 2238 Dunford Hall, 2nd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37996
915 Volunteer Blvd, 2238 Dunford Hall, 2nd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-4222
  • Date(s): February 20, 2020 to February 21, 2020
  • Event Time(s): 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: University of Tennessee Humanities Center

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Hosted by the University of Tennessee Humanities Center, this symposium is an academic event to be held on the UT Knoxville campus and is free to UT faculty, students, and staff. The plenary sessions will be live-streamed to allow for members of the public to attend virtually. The lecture by Fred Moten on Thursday at 3:30 PM is free and open to the public.

The symposium will create new knowledge about Black arts history and American late modernism for scholars working in literary studies, musicology, and the visual arts by looking closely, for the first time, at work by two men—-writer James Baldwin and painter Beauford Delaney—-who were also among the greatest of 20th-century Black American artists.

In a Speculative Light Symposium