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Stephanie Bosch Santana: “The Digital Worlding of African Literature: From Blog and Facebook Fiction to the Blockchain”
June 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
| Humanities 2, Room 259
Stephanie Bosch Santana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work, which has been supported by the Mellon foundation, focuses on Anglophone and African language fiction from southern Africa. Her current book project examines an alternative history of literary forms in periodical print and digital media from the 1950s to the present. It argues that writers from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have developed new genres of fiction in these media to imagine changing modes of interconnection across space.
This Cultural Studies Colloquium is part of the UCHRI Junior Faculty Lecture Circuit.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.