Pip's Jumps: Black Politics and White Authorities in Melville's Moby Dick

Comparative Literature Lecture Series
Jan 14, 2019
12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
102 Kern

Sam Tenorio, Penn State

Sam C. Tenorio is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow with the Africana Research Center at Penn State, holding a dual affiliation with the departments of Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They earned a Ph.D. in African American Studies with a subfield in Political Theory from Northwestern University (2018). Dr. Tenorio’s research interests revolve primarily around black political thought, anarchism, carcerality, as well as the history of chattel slavery and its afterlives. They are currently working on a book manuscript that provides a socio-spatial account of black anarchism that emerges from a central concern with enslaved Africans' jumps from the slave ship. The project aims to demonstrate how a substantive theoretical attention to these jumps generates possibilities for thinking about black radical politics differently.

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