The Classrooms Beyond Borders Initiative at Ithaca College invites you to a public lecture “Mutating Literacies, Cultural Productions and New Imaginaries in Transborder Transactions,” by director, actor, filmmaker and author Awam Amkpa on Friday, November 15, from 4-6pm in Clark Lounge.
Professor Amkpa is associate professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis at Tisch School of Arts and director of the Africana Center at New York University. He is the author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires (2003) and forthcoming Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic. He has also directed film documentaries, including Winds Against Our Souls, It’s All About Downtown, National Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia!
There will be ample time for discussion, and a reception with refreshments will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Please come and bring friends with you. For more information and disabilities accommodations, please contact workshop assistant Steven Kobby Lartey, slartey1@Ithaca.edu.
The Classrooms Beyond Borders workshop “Transborder Collaborations in Teaching and Research: Power, Identity and Justice” will continue on Saturday, November 16. Dr. Sheriff Folarin, an international partner with the Classrooms Beyond Borders Initiative, is traveling from Nigeria to participate in this workshop and plan with Professors Peyi Soyika-Airewele and Beth Harris CBB’s first tri-continental course, which will be piloted Spring 2014. Professor Folarin is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Covenant University. He is also the Director of International Programs and Linkages Office at the university.
Co-sponsors for the public lecture and workshop include the Office of the Provost, African Studies and Research Forum, Inc., School of Humanities and Sciences, Politics Department, Center for Faculty Excellence and the African Students Association.