"James Baldwin's Turkish Decade Revisited" by Magdalena Zaborowska


Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Professor in the Departments of American Culture and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, researches, writes on, and teaches literary and cultural studies approaches to intersections of social space and transatlantic discourses on race, nationality, (queer) sexuality, and gender; African American literature, life writing, material culture, immigrant ethnicities, feminist, and critical race theory; American Studies, post-totalitarian East-Central Europe. Author of James Baldwin′s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile (Duke University Press, 2009)


Discussant: Ellen McLarney (Dept. of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University) 

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact: Griffin Orlando (griffin.orlando@duke.edu) by October 30, 2020.

***Prior to talk we will offer a link to stream the film: From Another Place by Sedat Pakay, a documentary chronicling Baldwin's visits to Istanbul.


Duke Middle East Studies Center


Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC); Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

Flyer for "James Baldwin in Istanbul" event


Griffin Orlando