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Canceled – Kevin Quashie Presents Shannon-Clark Lecture at W&L Quashie teaches black cultural and literary studies at Brown University.

quashie-brown-2018-scaled Canceled - Kevin Quashie Presents Shannon-Clark Lecture at W&LKevin Quashie

Kevin Quashie, professor of English at Brown University, will give the Shannon-Clark lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 12, at 7 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Quashie teaches black cultural and literary studies at Brown University. He is the author or editor of three books, most recently “The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture.” He is currently writing a book on black aliveness.

Black feminist and women’s studies has long been central to Quashie’s thinking about blackness. He also writes and teaches on black queer studies and on aesthetics.

The Shannon-Clark Lectures in English, established by a gift from a Washington and Lee alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous, honor the memories of Edgar Finley Shannon, chairman of Washington and Lee’s Department of English from 1914 until his death in 1938, and Harriet Mabel Fishburn Clark, a grandmother of the donor and a woman vitally interested in a liberal arts education.