Housed at Penn English, Latitudes is a graduate reading group that spotlights issues of transnationalism, postcoloniality, race, empire, and globalization across time and space. We provide an encouraging forum for intellectual exchange across a vast range of disciplines such as literature, anthropology, history, economics, sociology, and gender/sexuality studies. Every year, Latitudes welcomes critics, writers, and filmmakers from the region and beyond to present and discuss their impressive new work. In addition to faculty from Penn, other past speakers have included Kandice Chuh, Anupama Rao, Meg Wesling, film directors Grace Lee (American Revolution: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) and Sanjay Kak (Red Ant Dream). We also warmly invite other graduate students in their dissertating stage to use the forum as a workshop for their research in progress.
Graduate Reading Group for Empire, Race, Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, & Globalization
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Event featuring Prof. Mukoma Wa Ngugi on The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and OwnershipOctober 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Author of Civilizing War: Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National RuptureFebruary 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm