Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature


Easter Term 2018

Tuesday 24 April, 7.30pm: Drama Studio

Poetry reading: D.S. Marriott UK launch of _Duppies

'Grime is payback for n-words and down-lows. It has dominion but no license for each dissolve is charged with an asbo. It makes music from a manor that is not-me, but what it gives has neither use-value nor beauty.

Grime is a medium of the _unknown_, it refuses everything but _possibility_: its violence is one without immunity, but its real is dispossession, and is inconsolable without knowing it.'

D.S. Marriott will be giving a rare UK poetry reading in Cambridge this coming week. This will serve as a UK launch for his most recent book, _Duppies_, published by Materials in 2017; copies will be available on the night. D.S. Marriott was born in Nottingham in 1963 of Jamaican parentage and was educated at the University of Sussex. He has taught there and now teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has written many articles on poetics and is the author of _On Black Men_, published in 2000 by the University Presses of Edinburgh and Columbia, New York, and _Haunted Life_, published in 2007 by the University Press of Rutgers, New Jersey. His collections of poems are _Incognegro_ (Salt Publishing, 2005), _Hoodoo Voodoo_ (Shearsman Books, 2008), _The Bloods_ (Shearsman, 2011) and _Duppies_ (Materials, 2017). A critical book, _Whither Fanon?: Studies in the Blackness of Being_ is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in 2018.

Tuesday 1 May, 5-6.30pm: GR05

Wednesday 9 May, 5-6.30pm: Drama Studio

Tuesday 22 May, 5-7pm:: SR24

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