Just a reminder that Prof Graham Harrison will be speaking next Wednesday 15th Feb on “Africa in Britain: towards disenchantment: There has always been an ‘African presence’ in the construction of modern British nationhood. By African presence, I mean the variegated ways in which discourses and imagery of Africa are transposed through acts of mediation into the milieux of British national identity. This presence is hardly as important as some other sources of British national imaginings, but it can be understood as playing a specific role without which it is difficult to understand ‘Britishness’ as a moral community. The specific role I am alluding to here is that of virtue: the deployment of Africa discourse as a means to generate ‘sentimental stories’ of British moral value.”
Venue is confirmed Room 731, Institute of Education, Bedford Way. The event begins at 1pm with lunch, with Graham’s keynote at 1:30 (programme of speakers attached).
I hope to see many of you there.