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ReTAGS Speaker Series | Act 1 | Prof. Ato Quayson

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posted on 2021-07-27, 13:50 authored by Mark FleishmanMark Fleishman, Ato Quayson
Act 1 of the ReTAGS Speaker Series.

Presented by Prof. Ato Quayson, author of the recently published book 'Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature’ (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Prof. Quayson spoke on the topic of: Suffering and the Ethical Complex In and Outside Tragedy.

Presented online (Zoom meeting) on Thursday 08 July 2021 at 18:00 SAST. Chaired by Prof. Mark Fleishman.


Prof. Ato Quayson is The Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Stanford University, where he has been since 2019. Prior to that he taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of Toronto, and at NYU. He has published 6 monographs and 9 edited collections and is an elected member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, and of the British Academy. He is an immediate Past President of the African Studies Association and is also general editor of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry and also curates Critic.Reading.Writing on YouTube.



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