Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea: A Celebration

Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea: A Celebration

Date: 22 October 2016
Place: Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York
Time: 10am-5:30pm


The Department of Literary Studies presents a public symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jean Rhys’s most famous and influential novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. This day-long symposium is the latest in a worldwide series of events marking the occasion.

Speakers include novelist Robert Antoni, author ofBlessed is the Fruit and As Flies to Whatless Boys; novelist Caryl Phillips, author of Dancing in the Dark and The Lost Child; critic and cultural historian Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, author ofLiteratures of the Caribbean and Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean Life; critic and cultural historian Erica Johnson, author of Home, Maison, Casa: The Politics of Location in Works by Jean Rhys, and coeditor of Jean Rhys: Twenty-First Century Approaches; and Literary Studies professor Elaine Savory, author of Jean Rhys andIntroduction to Jean Rhys.
The event is free and open to the public.

Above adapted from The New School.
Image from pdf.

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