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Citizen: An American Lyric

Portrait of author Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric

We are delighted to welcome Claudia Rankine at American University in November 2015, for a series of events connected to her award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014). Citizen: An American Lyric is a cutting meditation on race and the crisis of citizenship in contemporary America. This November we are discussing Citizen with the author in a number of linked events:

  • November 11, 2015, 9:00 to 5:00: Colloquium on Claudia Rankine's Citizen. A full day of readings, critical approaches and discussions by students, faculty, and members of the community. This day of exploration of Claudia Rankine's work is open to the public. View the schedule here.
  • November 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Claudia Rankine reads from her book at the Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center. This reading is open to the public.

The Humanities Lab is proud to cosponsor these events with the Department of Literature and the Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series, and acknowledge the generous support of Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Clark.

You can buy Citizen: An American Lyric on Amazon, or at the American University Bookstore on the AU campus.

Citizen Literature Colloquium Schedule 2015