Diversity and Affect by Wayde Compton

diversity-and-affect The Department of Humanities Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies is pleased to host the inaugural lecture of the new Black Studies Lecture Series

Poster for Diversity and Affect by Wayde Compton (PDF)

Monday, November 21, 2016
280N York Lanes
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Lunch will be provided

The lecture will examine the differences between intellectual antiracism and embodied antiracism. It will think specifically about how "affect theory" may help to describe the ongoing violent repression of black people by agents of authority in the 21st century, and how it is possible to imagine an artistic response to embodied racism through diversified representation.

Wayde Compton is an awardwinning poet, essayist and fiction writer. He is the creative writing program director at Simon Fraser University, Continuing Studies, where he administers the Writer’s Studio. In 2002, he cofounded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization devoted to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s black community. His most recent publications include The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (2015) and The Outer Harbour: Stories (2014), which won the City of Vancouver Book Award.