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Mondays at Beinecke: Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell Papers with Michael Kelleher

Michael Kelleher, Director of the the Windham Campbell Prizes, will discuss the papers of Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell, great creatives and life partners, and their legacy in the Windham Campbell Prizes.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/2M1e7Hx
Finding aid for the Windham Campbell Papers at the Beinecke Library: https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/resources/1579

Mondays at Beinecke: Richard Wright and Ghana with Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun is a writer, theorist, and filmmaker. His research interests include contemporary art and critical theory with particular reference to postwar liberation movements, modern and contemporary musicality, cybernetic theory, the cinematic soundtrack and archaeologies of futurity.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/3dhmr0T
Eshun will speak about his ongoing research in relation to Richard Wright and the Gold Coast, including work with materials in the Richard Wright Papers in the Beinecke Library.

Art & Protest in Nigeria with Anthony Obayomi

Anthony Obayomi is a storyteller from Lagos, Nigeria who uses photography, filmmaking, and other storytelling techniques that combine art and technology in both traditional and experimental media. Obayomi’s documentary work is aimed at offering alternative perspectives to diverse audiences. He portrays people, society, and culture with the aim of fostering tolerance, mitigating stereotypes, questioning traditional opinions, and addressing issues of social justice. Obayomi earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Lagos.

Mondays at Beinecke: Sterling Brown, James Weldon Johnson, and Modern Poetics with Ben Glaser

Ben Glaser is an assistant professor of English at Yale University. He is the coeditor of Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form.
Zoom Webinar Registration: https://bit.ly/2Kbt9ti
His book, “Modernism’s Metronome: Meter and Twentieth-Century Poetics” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), revisits early twentieth-century poetics to uncover a wide range of metrical practice and theory, upending our inherited story about the “breaking” of meter and rise of free verse.

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