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A Conversation with Thomas Glave

Tue Nov 1, 2:00pm– 3:30pm
Room 8301

Thomas Glave has graciously agreed to meet with the Caribbean Epistemology Seminar participants for a more intimate discussion before he gives the Audre Lorde/Essex Hemphill Memorial Lecture which will follow at 6:00pm.  We will discuss Glave’s essay “Whose Caribbean? An Allegory, in Part” from Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Caribbean and one of his short stories, “Out There” from The Torturer’s Wife. The discussion will be led by Rosamond King, Department of English, Brooklyn College/CUNY.

Thomas Glave is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, The Torturer’s Wife, and the essay collection Words to Our Now:Imagination and Dissent (winner of a 2005 Lambda Literary Award).  He is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (winner of a 2008 Lambda Literary Award).  A professor of English at the State University of New York at Binghamton, he has also taught as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.  In 2012 he will be a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.