20 November 2017, 18:00 - 20:00
Guest speaker: Professor Birgit Neumann, Düsseldorf University, Germany
Professor Neumann will investigate visual practices in Teju Cole's fiction, illustrating how an engagement with visuality might add to our understanding of transcultural modes of articulation and identification.
Cole's fiction is centrally concerned with travelling and returning, with migration and cosmopolitanism, with nomadic subjectivities and a quest for identification. Professor Neumann will argue that Cole's engagement with visual practices evoke historical experiences that lie outside established frames and reimage new symbolic forms with which to register the complexities of early 21st century globalised life.