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HINDSIGHT / 2020: Humanistic Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences presents a series of online lectures and conversations that highlight the ways in which humanistic disciplines can help us interpret and contextualize the critical developments in racialized violence, public health, and social responsibility that have defined, and often intersected in, an unprecedented 2020. The year-long series will additionally focus on how the humanities can collaborate with other disciplines to help us better understand these pressing issues. These online events, free and open to the public through the “Quick Sessions” Platform of the Regina A. Quick Center for Performing Arts, will feature prominent national and international figures in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Fairfield University faculty.

About Lauren Alleyne

Professor Alleyne is an award-winning Trinidadian-American poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer and educator born and raised in the dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. An Associate Professor in English and Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University, Alleyne is author of the poetry collection Difficult Fruit (2014) and Honeyfish (2019) as well as numerous works in leading creative writing journals and public literary forums. Alleyne will read from recent work that speaks to issues of race, state violence and protest, and engage audiences in discussions of how poetry allows us to see more deeply into the human dimensions of these issues as well as to represent experiences that are often exceedingly difficult to speak of objectively.

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Friday | 8 p.m.
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Sunday | 2 p.m.

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