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"Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison"
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Professor Beavers' talk will focus on one of the most important figures in American letters, Toni Morrison, and will be based on his forthcoming book, Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison. He will touch on how black men perform manhood in her novels, the spatial relations Southern migrants experience in New York City, the role black women play in the establishment of spaces of resistance, how race figures into the transition from indentured labor to paid labor and the relationship between precariousness and place making. 

As part of the Annual MLK Symposium for Social Change organized by the African-American Resource Center, this month's Penn Lightbulb Cafe is presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications.  Penn Cafe events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged.  Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or e-mail at

Menu items are available for purchase.  Happy hour pricing from 4 - 6 p.m.

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