WGSS Working Group: Elizabeth Alexander

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
WL Harkness Hall - Room 309 See map
100 Wall St,
New Haven, CT 06511

Please join the WGSS Working Group Monday, September 21st, 5:30-7:00 PM, in WLH 309, for a discussion with Professor Elizabeth Alexander on the topics of “making a feminist life in and out of the academy” and “the place of first-person voice,” as facilitated by two book chapters from Power and Possibility (2007) and a third from The Light of the World (2015), all of which are available on the Classes v2 server. Please follow the instructions included at the bottom of this message to access the chapters.

Elizabeth Alexander is Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, Director of Creativity and Free Expression for the Ford Foundation, effective October 2015, and is the former Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale. Previously, she served as the inaugural Director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and taught at the University of Chicago, where she won the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her areas of scholarly expertise include African American poetry and performance, contemporary American literary and visual arts, and African diaspora cultural studies. She earned her B.A. in English at Yale University, her M.A. in Creative Writing at Boston University, and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds Honorary Degrees from Haverford College, Simmons College, and the College of St. Benedict. 

Readings are available on the Classes v2 Server. To Join:

• Log in at http://classesv2.yale.edu using your Yale NetID and password. (Login button is in upper right of screen).

• Click on “Membership” in the left-hand list of links.

• Click on “Joinable Sites,” located in the tab above “My Current Sites,” screen center.

• Type “WGSS” into the search box (top right).

• Click “Join.”

• Readings are available under “Resources.”

Please contact ashley.james@yale.edu if you have any problems accessing the site