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Lunchtime Workshop with Saree Makdisi

Lunchtime Workshop with Saree Makdisi
12 PM-2 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Tue October 17, 2017
12 PM-2 PM


Kresge Centennial Hall RM 4354
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public



The Department of Art History and the Block Museum of Art invite you to a lunchtime workshop with UCLA Professor of English and Comparative Literature Saree Makdisi on Tuesday, October 17 at 12pm in the Art History Seminar room. Makdisi is visiting Northwestern in conjunction with the Block Museum’s current exhibition William Blake and the Age of Aquarius.Makdisi will be giving a public lecture entitled Beholding William Blake at the End of Empire in the 1960s during his visit. The Tuesday lunch will be an excellent opportunity for a more intimate conversation with Makdisi, and to learn more about politics, economy, art, and society during Blake’s time.

About Saree Makdisi:
Saree Makdisi received his BA in English and Economics from Wesleyan University in 1987 and his PhD from the Literature Program at Duke University in 1993. Professor Makdisi’s teaching and research are situated at the crossroads of several different fields, including British Romanticism, imperial culture, colonial and postcolonial theory and criticism, and the cultures of urban modernity, particularly the revision and contestation of charged urban spaces, including London, Beirut and Jerusalem. He has also written extensively on the afterlives of colonialism in the contemporary Arab world, and, in addition to his scholarly articles, has also contributed pieces on current events to a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the London Review of Books.

His most recent book is Reading William Blake (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is also the author of Making England Western: Occidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2014); Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation (Norton, 2010); and William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s (University of Chicago Press, 2003)

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