Postcolonial Spatialities with Elleza Kelley

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Dr. Elleza Kelley (Yale University) specializes in African American literature, with an emphasis on black geographies and radical spatial practice in the United States. Her research traces how Black spatial knowledge and practice appear in literature and art, particularly through experimentation with form, genre and media. Dr. Kelley’s current book project looks at practices of inscription and mark-making as modes of spatial production, representation, and reinvention, contending that black geographies both demand and usher forth specific and unconventional methods and reading practices.