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University of Virginia faculty member to give lecture on postcolonial poetry

Jahan Ramazani, a faculty member at the University of Virginia, will lecture March 31 at 5 p.m. in 265 Park Hall. The lecture, “Postcolonial Poetry among the Discourses,” is free and open to the public.

Postcolonial literature-including literature from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and black Britain-has often been understood primarily in terms of its anticolonial content. Ramazani, the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, will discuss postcolonial poetry’s specificities as poetry by exploring it among other discourses.

Ramazani is the author of A Transnational Poetics; The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English; Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship and the MLA’s William Riley Parker Prize.