History of a Book
Featuring the work of Simon Gikandi
Location: Hinds Library, McCosh Hall
Date/Time: 03/06/13 at 4:30 pm - 03/06/13 at 6:00 pm
This event is hosted by the Department of English and co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.
Join Professor Simon Gikandi as he discusses the evolution of his award-winning book, "Slavery and the Culture of Taste."
The English Department’s History of a Book seminar is a bi-annual series of lecture/discussions on how a book of criticism came to be. Guest speakers bring to the table not a work in progress, but a finished book, between covers, and they explain how it got made. Authors share ideas, inspiration, and accidents and share techniques of research and writing: how they take notes on primary and secondary texts, how they keep track of ideas and information, what they do in the archive, how they move from research to writing, how they set schedules, etc.
Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.
Department: Center for African American Studies