Dr. Fred Moten will deliver the David L. Kubal Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in the Golden Eagle Ballroom (map to this event). Dr. Moten, currently a professor at the University of California, Riverside, is a poet and theorist, a recent finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry and the author of works on aesthetics and politics. His lecture is titled 3Partial correspondence, in lieu of a lecture on entanglement.2 The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and refreshments will be served. There may be a nominal fee for campus parking.
Fred Moten's work moves easily through and between poetry, black studies, performance studies, and critical theory. His poetry collections include Hughson's Tavern (Leon Works, 2008), B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010), The Little Edges (Wesleyan University Press, 2014), and The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014), the last a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. As a critic and theorist, he has authored In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and co-authored, with Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (Minor Compositions, 2013). He is currently at work on consent two critical projects, not to be a single being (forthcoming from Duke University Press) and Animechanical Flesh, which extend his study of black art and social life. He has been invited as a visiting scholar and artist-in-residence by a host of institutions, including CalArts, The Performing Arts Festival at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, the Pratt Institute, the Humanities Council and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton Univeristy, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
The David L. Kubal Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture sponsored by the Cal State LA Department of English.