Canada in Black Transnational Studies: Austin Clarke, Affective Affiliations and the CBC
In this lecture, Dr. Bucknor works with papers from the Austin Clarke archives at McMaster University as well as the CBC archives in Toronto to show how Clarke was not only central to the circle of London-based West Indian writers who have been heralded as the founders of Caribbean Literature in the 1950s and 1960s, but that he also created significant opportunities for them to publish and circulate their work through his networks in Canada.
BIO: Dr. Michael Bucknor, editor of the Journal of West Indian Literature and Postcolonial Text, as well as co-editor with Alison Donnell of The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature, carries out research on Austin Clarke, Caribbean-Canadian writing, postcolonial literatures and theory, diaspora studies, masculinities and popular culture.
Date(s) - September 15, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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