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  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Thursday - Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor - 3420 Walnut Street
Friday - Perry World House, World Forum - 3803 Locust Walk








The English Department of the University of Pennsylvania invite you to:

Imagining the Race Spaced of Freedom:

A Symposium in Honor of Thadious M. Davis

March 15-16, 2018


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Please join us for a symposium in celebration of the career of Thadious M. Davis, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of English. We will gather to honor Thadious’s extensive contributions to scholarship, her lifelong commitment to mentoring, and her immense influence on our intellectual lives.   Showcasing scholars and colleagues that have been in conversation with and inspired by Thadious’s work, the symposium features a keynote lecture by Edwidge Danticat, recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant and author of the best-selling  Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I’m Dying

Sponsored by The Center for Africana Studies, the English Department, Office of the President, Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, and The Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.