Simon Gikandi: The John Edward Taylor Visiting Fellow in English, American Studies & Creative Writing

SIimon Gikandi, John Edward Taylor Visiting Fellow, 18-22 March 2013 at the University of Manchester.

The University of Manchester is excited to welcome Simon Gikandi who is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University, and editor of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Languages Association. A leading scholar of postcolonial literature and culture, with emphasis on Africa, the Caribbean, and the black Atlantic, among his many publications are Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature (1992), Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonization (1996), and Slavery and the Culture of Taste (2011). His current project is This Thing Called English: The Colonized and their Books.

Events with Prof. Gikandi:

Roundtable discussion of Prof. Gikandi’s work

Respondants: Dr Lawrence Brown (History), Ms Rena Jackson (English), Dr Steven Pierce (History) & Dr Robert Spencer (English).

Tuesday 19 March, 4pm (University Place, room 4.210)

English & American Studies Seminar

Prof. Gikandi: “Race and the Problem of Modern Time”

Wednesday 20 March, 5pm (Samuel Alexander, room A113)

Staff & Postgraduate Masterclass

Prof. Gikandi will lead a discussion of chapter 1 of Slavery and the Culture of Taste (PDF available).

Thursday 21 March, 4pm (University Place, room 4.210)

Please contact Natalie Zacek ( with any questions, or for a PDF of the reading for 21 March.



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