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    Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston exhibit featured in The Inquirer

    Deborah Thomas (Anthropology and Director of APC & GSWS) is featured in an article in The Inquirer on Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston, an exhibit she co-curated at the Penn Museum through July 15, 2018. In May 2010, the “Tivoli Incursion,” a standoff between Jamaican security forces and a local gang leader wanted for extradition by the United States government, resulted in the death of at least 75 civilians in West Kingston on the island of Jamaica. This exhibition —part art installation, part memorial, and part call to action—sheds light on those events through compelling...
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    Janet Jakobsen and Christina Crosby: A Body Undone: Living on After Great Pain

    Event Description Coming Soon    Christina Crosby is a professor of English, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. She held a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is the author of The Ends of History: Victorians and the 'Woman Question' (1991) and has published essays and reviews in Victorian Studies, PMLA, College English, and elsewhere. In A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain, Crosby puts into words a broken body that seems beyond the reach of language and understanding. She writes about a body shot through with neurological pain, disoriented in time and space, incapacitated by paralysis and deadened sensation. To address this foreign...