Professor Christina Sharpe author of In the Wake: on Blackness and Being, will deliver the 2022 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, hosted by @YALEAFAMstudies and @BeineckeLibrary, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Beinecke Library, Wall Street, New Haven. Free and open to the public.

2 thoughts on “Beinecke Library Hosts James Weldon Johnson Lecture Featuring Prof. Christina Sharpe, author of In the Wake: on Blackness and Being.

  1. I hope that Christina Sharpe isn’t I’ll; and please let her know that she is in our thoughts and prayers

    When her lecture becomes rescheduled, would all parties be good enough to make it a hybrid event, and give it good advance publiciy.?

    And thank you for inviting such important speakers and welcoming the public to hear them.

    There may be criticisms of Yale in terms of not doing enough for the surrounding community , yet the treasures such as these events presented by the Beinecke and Yale faculty are invaluable, and should be both cherished and publicized more broadly. This is not even to mention Yale’s Open Courses taught by their very best professors. and available on line to thirsty learners everywhere.
    I’m wondering if , within New Haven, viewing sessions for some of these courses might be set up on Saturdays or Sundays at libraries and at high schools , and also at community colleges and technical schools where the very best in humanities courses are also thirsted for?
    I’m currently cherishing David Blight’s introductory course on the Civil War and Restoration, and I’m about to start another Yale Open Course on the modern history of Ukraine . Both would make for popular viewing, I should think, and might help those in neglected neighborhoods feel embraced by the intangible benefits which are the beating heart and raison d’etre of this ‘elite’ ‘university which doesn’t want to remain elite .


  2. Thank you for your comments. We didn’t know that the event was cancelled ahead of time. If you get word that the event is re-scheduled, could you please let me us know? We’d love to share it here. The open courses for the elite universities can be wonderful. (Harvard used to have such courses – presumably still?) Many thanks!


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