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KB: Big Questions, Big Ideas (Adults) 6:30pm

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 1/28/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 A free lecture and discussion series presented by The Ball State University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in conjunction with Muncie Public Library. Emily Rutter (Associate Professor of English) will be giving a discussion called "Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era." This talk will focus on the ways in which contemporary poetry and literary criticism recast the traditional conventions of the elegy in order to grapple with Black Lives Matter themes. What kinds of elegiac responses are most appropriate to police killings, the surveillance of black communities, and the slow violence of socioeconomic disparities, among other structural forms of racism? What role does elegiac writing play in both political movements for and personal commitments to black lives?
Library: John F. Kennedy Library
Location: KB - Meeting Room
Contact: Information Desk
Contact Number: 765-747-8209