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Conversa amb Paul Gilroy

18:0019:30 h
Venue: Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Aragó, 255
08007 Barcelona
Price: Free event

Conversation between the artist Kerry James Marshall and Professor of English and American Literature at King’s College of London, Paul Gilroy.

Paul Gilroy (born 1956) is a sociologist and writer. He is currently Professor of American and English Literature at the Department of English King’s College London, having previously been the Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory in the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics, London(2005-2012). In the fall of 2009, Gilroy was the first visiting Professor to hold the Treaty of Utrecht Chair, Utrecht University, Utrecht. Prior to that he was the Chair of the Department of African American Studies and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University, New Haven from 2002–2005. Professor Gilroy’s areas of scholarly interest encompass postcolonial studies, particularly with regard to London, post-imperial melancholia and the employment of English victimage; the literature and cultural politics of European decolonisation; African American intellectual and cultural history, literature and philosophy; the formation and reproduction of national identity especially with regard to race and “identity”; the literary and theoretical significance of port cities and pelagics. He is the author of numerous articles published in periodicals such as Critical Quarterly, Cultural Studies, Ethnicities, International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Third Text, among others. His wide-ranging and highly influential publications include: Darker Than Blue: On The Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Cultures (2009); Black Britain: A Pictorial History (2007); After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? (2004) (published in the USA as Postcolonial Melancholia (2005)); Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond The Color Line (2001); Between Camps (2000); The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993); and There Ain’t No Black In The Union Jack (1987).