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Center for the Humanities: Nolan Bennett “The Emancipation of George Jackson”
October 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Is writing while imprisoned an act of liberation or⏤as Michel Foucault described the confession⏤a “ritual of producing penal truth”? This talk draws on the writings and legacy of 1970s activist George Jackson to articulate what he and fellow radicals envisioned as the political potential and limitations of writing as emancipatory, and to consider what hope we should see in prison writing today.
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