Associate Professor of English African American Studies
Crowe Hall Room 5-121
Telephone: (847) 467-5413
Fax: (847) 467-1545
Alexander G. Weheliye (Ph.D. Rutgers University) teaches African American and Afro-Diasporic Literature and Culture, Critical Theory, and Popular Culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (Duke University Press, 2005), which was awarded the Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture. Currently, he is working on two projects. The first, Habeas Viscus, concerns the relationship between political violence, racialization, and humanity. The second, Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin, tracks the different ways in which these thinkers imagine the marginal as central to the workings of modern civilization. His work has been published in American Literary History, Amerikastudien/American Studies, boundary 2, The Journal of Visual Culture, CR: The New Centennial Review, Public Culture, Social Text, Diverse Magazine, and the anthologies re/visionen: Postkoloniale Perspektiven von People of Color auf Rassismus, Kulturpolitik und Widerstand in Deutschland and Black Europe and the African Diaspora.
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Seminar: Tim Griffin (The Kitchen)
May 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM