Brown Bag Biography, 9/14: “Narrating Humanity: A Book Talk” with Cynthia Franklin

We’re excited to announce our first Brown Bag event, “Narrating Humanity: A Book Talk” with Cynthia Franklin! Please join us in Kuykendall 410 (UH Mānoa) on September 14 from 12 to 1:15 pm to celebrate the recent release of Dr. Franklin’s book.

We will announce our full Fall 2023 Brown Bag Biography schedule in the coming days.

September 14: Narrating Humanity: Life Writing and Movement Politics from Palestine to Mauna Kea: A Book Talk”

Cynthia Franklin, Professor, Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Moderated by Monisha Das Gupta, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UHM 

Special guest appearance by ‘Ihilani Lasconia, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, UHM, and D. Kauwila Mahi, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, UHM

Cosponsored by Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at UH (SFJP@UH), Sabeel-Hawaiʻi, Jewish Voice for Peace-Hawaiʻi, Hamilton Library, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Matsunaga Institute, Conflict and Peace Specialist, the School of Communication & Information, the Departments of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Location: KUY 410

Time: 12:00–1:15 pm HST

“Original, innovative, and thorough. In Narrating Humanity, Cynthia Franklin creates an important new language, and new critical modality, for speaking about narrative and politics, and the relationship of self to both.” -Bill Mullen

Cynthia G. Franklin is Professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i. She coedits the journal Biography, and in addition to Narrating Humanity (2023), is author of Academic Lives: Memoir, Cultural Theory, and the University Today (2009) as well as Writing Women’s Communities: The Politics and Poetics of Multi-Genre Anthologies (1994). She has also coedited a number of special journal issues, including, for Biography, “Life in Occupied Palestine.” She is part of the Editorial Collective for the newly constituted initiative EtCH (Essays in the Critical Humanities), and cofounder of Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at UH (SFJP@UH) and of Jewish Voice for Peace-Hawai‘i.