Lecture Series: January 27, 2024

Matthew Omelsky

Authors Speak: Fugitive Time: Global Aesthetics and the Black Beyond

Introduced and moderated by Tsitsi Jaji


Saturday, January 27, 2024

Join us at 11:00 AM EST/ London, 4:00 PM/ Lagos, 4:00 PM/ Johannesburg, 5:00 PM/ Nairobi, 6:00 PM on the ALA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@AfricanLiteratureAssociation


Matthew Omelsky is an assistant professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. He also serves as a core faculty member at UR’s Frederick Douglass Institute and Department of Black Studies. His research is concentrated in the field of global black cultural studies, with an emphasis on how 20th and 21st century black artists from across the world express a desire for unfathomable freedoms. His first book, Fugitive Time: Global Aesthetics and the Black Beyond.