Hall Center For The Humanities


Humanities Lecture Series

Humanities Lecture Series
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Thu., Feb. 20, 2003, 7:30pm
Location: Ballroom, Kansas Union
Paule Marshall, The Frances and Floyd Horowitz Lecturer 2002-2003 will present a talk, ?The Triangular Quest for Self and Community: Brooklyn>Barbados>Benin.?

When taken together, these three geographies might be said to constitute the principal compass points on the literary map of Paule Marshall?s fiction. From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), her work has charted a course that deliberately reverses the triangular route of the slave trade. Given this reversal, characters in her stories often move backward in time, memory, and history, undertaking journeys that are at once physical, psychological, and spiritual, as well as political. The search is for personal and community empowerment.

Cost:Free, no tickets are needed.
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