Darlith Flynyddol Richard Burton - Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands - Prof Hazel V. Carby

College of Arts and Humanities


Professor Daniel G. Williams
Professor Hazel V. Carby

From: Dec. 10, 2020, 7 p.m.
To: Dec. 10, 2020, 8 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

This year’s Annual Richard Burton Lecture will be hosted virtually on Thursday 10th December, it will be available to view here: https://bit.ly/RBLecture from 7pm.

Please note that the lecture is pre-recorded to ensure your enjoyment is uninterrupted.

This year’s Richard Burton Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Hazel V. Carby: eminent cultural critic, pioneer in the fields of black feminism, multiculturalism in Britain and African-American studies. Professor Carby is a co-author of 'The Empire Strikes Back' and author of 'Cultures in Babylon: Black Britain and African America', 'Race Men', and 'Reconstructing Womanhood.' Hazel Carby is the Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies Yale University and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

In her latest book, 'Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands,' Carby moves between the present and past, tracing the intimate entanglements between the twin legacies of her Jamaican father and Welsh mother and placing her own life within the wider history of Empire and the transatlantic slave economy. The volume won this year’s British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, 2020

Professor Carby will read from 'Imperial Intimacies' before discussing her life and career in conversation with Professor Daniel G. Williams, director of the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales at Swansea University.

Organised by the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Cultural Institute, Swansea University.

Contact: Daniel Williams (Email: daniel.g.williams@swansea.acuk)

Website: https://bit.ly/RBLecture

Event created by: m.t.hughes