Ellmann Lecture Series: Claudia Rankine

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Ellmann Lecture Series: Claudia Rankine

A History of Olympia’s Maid in Contemporary Poetry
This lecture will use art historian Denise Murrell’s essential research and writing about the unnamed maid figure in Édouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) and Saidiya Hartman’s concept of “critical fabulations,” as springboards to discuss the work of a few contemporary poets who similarly view the archive as a place of intervention. How can poetry reembody and amplify what has been erased by the historical white gaze?
Audiences are encouraged to arrive by 6:00 p.m. as admission after 6:30 p.m. is not guaranteed.
Tickets for the Ellmann Lecture Series are required, free, and limited to four per person. They can be collected beginning Tuesday, October 1 at noon by visiting the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts; by calling the Schwartz Center Box Office (404.727.5050); or by visiting tickets.arts.emory.edu. Phone and online orders will incur a six dollar convenience fee per order.

November 07 2019


Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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