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#baldwin : Special Guest Seminar with Dr Justin A Joyce

  Thursday 27th May  |  5:30-7:00pm BST  | Zoom For our final Quilting Points meeting of the 2020/21 year we are delighted to be joined by special guest speaker Dr Justin A. Joyce!  Dr Joyce is Research Director for President Dwight A. McBride at The New School (NYC) and is the managing editor of the James Baldwin Review .   After a year of reading Baldwin's work itself, our final session will consider and discuss his enduring legacy and impact on social media, especially on Instagram and Twitter, in regards to Black Lives Matter.  Rather than reading Baldwin, we will be reading a variety of critical voices discussing Baldwin's legacy including Colm Tóibín's 2001 essay 'The Last Witness' , Quentin Miller's coda to The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin (2015) 'The Heart of Baldwin' , Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s 2017 chapter 'James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter' , Melanie Walsh's 2018 article 'Tweets of a Native Son' , and Justin A.