Renaissance Colloquium

Nov 17, 2022, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
Chancellor Green 103



Event Description

Associate Professor of English at John Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Author of The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance.

The Renaissance Colloquium is excited to announce our first event of the academic year!

Professor Drew Daniel (Johns Hopkins University) will give the first lecture of the series on entitled “Imoinda’s Smile,” Professor Daniel’s talk will focus on the harrowing scene in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko when its eponymous figure “mutilates” Imoinda’s face. Daniel will consider the ethics of this aestheticized violence, situating it in relation to the discourses of race and slavery that permeate the work.