On Thursday, March 18th at 4 PM EST Jay Garcia and the Department of Comparative Literature will host The Making of Black Metamorphosis, a seminar with Anthony Bogues and the Black Metamorphosis Working Group.
Black Metamorphosis is the unpublished manuscript of the theorist Sylvia Wynter. Written in the 1970’s, this manuscript of over 900 pages represents Wynter’s intellectual preoccupations as she migrates from Jamaica and comes to reside in the USA. The manuscript began its life as a writing project when Wynter began her work with the radical black Atlanta-based group, The Institute of the Black World.
This seminar will focus on the process of editing and preparing the manuscript for publication. It will also include a discussion about the place of the manuscript in the vast oeuvre of Wynter. The discussion will be lead by members of the working group preparing the manuscript: Dr. Bedour Alagraa, Felicia Denaud, Kristen Maye, Bryant Brown, and Dr. Anthony Bogues.
Anthony Bogues is Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies, Director of the Center of the Study of Slavery and Justice, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.