Guest Lecture by Ananya Jahanara Kabir

“Activating the archive-repertoires of memory: movement between texts and bodies”

Thu 28 November | 6-8 pm | IG 1.414

Ananya Kabir (King’s College London) is a literary and cultural historian who works at the intersection of embodiment, memory, affect work, and post-trauma in the global South, so as to re-examine the regimes and pleasures of modernity. Through Modern Moves, she uses the resilience and global impact of Afrodiasporic music and dance, created through the dehumanising mechanisms of colonialism, empire and the slave trade, in order to excavate hidden relationships between modernity, pleasure, and the phantasm of ‘Africa’.