Mythologies of Realism and Modernism: African Literature and the Cold War

Comparative Literature Lecture Series
Mar 25, 2019
12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
102 Kern

Monica Popescu, McGill University

Monica Popescu is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures at McGill University. She is the author of South African Literature Beyond the Cold War (which won the 2012 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities) and The Politics of Violence in Post-Communist Films, and co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing on Alternative Solidarities: Black Diasporas and Cultural Alliances during the Cold War. Together with Katie Zien and Sandeep Banerjee, she is the co-editor of the Routledge Series in Cultures of the Global Cold War. She has published articles on African culture and the Cold War, postcommunist cultures, post-apartheid literature and nationalism, which have appeared in journals like Studies in the Novel, Research in African Literatures, Current Writing, and The Yale Journal of Criticism. She is currently finishing a book manuscript entitled “African Literatures, Postcolonial Cultures and the Cold War” (under contract with Duke University Press).

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