Americanist and the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquia: Kyla Wazana Tompkins, “’You Make Me Feel Right Quare’: Black Terror, White Carnivalesque and the Sovereign Pleasures of Intoxication”

Event time: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), LC 103 See map
63 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Kyla Wazana Tompkins is a former food writer and restaurant critic. Today, as a scholar of 19th-century U.S. literature with a continuing interest in the relationship between food and culture, she writes about the connections between literature and a wide range of topics: food, eating, sexuality, race, culture, film and dance.

Her 2012 book, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century, received the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association and tied for the Best Book in Food Studies Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

Supported by The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University

Open to: 
General Public