Moore Hall: Christina Sharpe, ORDINARY NOTES

Please join the Department of English and Creative Writing for the William W. Cooke Lecture with Christina Sharpe, author of Ordinary Notes.

This event will be held in Moore Hall, B03. For more information, visit HERE.

Still North Books & Bar will be onsite selling books.

May 15

About the Book

A singular achievement, Ordinary Notes explores profound questions about loss and the shapes of Black life that emerge in the wake. In a series of 248 notes that gather meaning as we read them, Christina Sharpe skillfully weaves artifacts from the past—public ones alongside others that are poignantly personal—with present realities and possible futures, intricately constructing an immersive portrait of everyday Black existence. The themes and tones that echo through these pages, sometimes about language, beauty, memory; sometimes about history, art, photography, and literature—always attend, with exquisite care, to the ordinary-extraordinary dimensions of Black life.



About the Author

Christina Sharpe is the author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being—named by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2016—and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. She is currently the Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University, in Toronto, Canada, where she lives.

Event date: 
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Event address: 
Moore Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
Ordinary Notes By Christina Sharpe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374604486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 25th, 2023