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Dr. Tim Sommer: Postwar Paper Fictions and the Rise of the Modern Literary Archive

June 6, 2023

4:15 pm

ES 202

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Symposium: Big Books across Markets: From Bestsellers to Celebrity Authorship. May 16/17.

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Workshop: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University): Bookishness. April 27/28,

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GUEST LECTURE / WORKSHOP: Kinohi Nishikawa (Princeton): “Black Paratext”, 12 January 2023

12:00 – 4:00 pm, room ES 203

On January 12, Kinohi Nishikawa (Princeton University) will come to Münster for a guest lecture and workshop based on his current research project “Black Paratext.” At noon, he will give a lecture titled “Blues for Black Childhood”. Following the lecture, Prof. Nishikawa will offer a workshop to discuss his research on paratextuality and African American Literature from the rise of the modern paperback in the 1940s to the contemporary book arts scene. He will be joined by respondents Ellen Barth, Cedric Essi, and Silvia Schultermandl. As a case study, participants of the workshop will explore various editions of Ishmael Reed’s novel Mumbo Jumbo, first published in 1972.

The lecture and workshop are open to the public. If you wish to attend the workshop, please register in advance to get access to the suggested readings.

Registration Link: Black Paratext