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Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea: A Celebration
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
The New School, Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003
The Department of Literary Studies presents a public symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jean Rhys’s most famous and influential novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. This day-long symposium is the latest in a worldwide series of events marking the occasion.
Speakers include novelist Robert Antoni, author of Blessed is the Fruit and As Flies to Whatless Boys; novelist Caryl Phillips, author of Dancing in the Dark and The Lost Child; critic and cultural historian Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, author of Literatures of the Caribbean and Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean Life; critic and cultural historian Erica Johnson, author of Home, Maison, Casa: The Politics of Location in Works by Jean Rhys, and coeditor of Jean Rhys: Twenty-First Century Approaches; and New School Literary Studies professor Elaine Savory, author of Jean Rhys and Introduction to Jean Rhys.
For more information, please visit the Literary Studies Department blog WRITLIT.