Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 1:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Beck Hall, Room 221, Livingston Campus
"Encounter: An Ethiopian Literary Wit and British Working Class Folk" is a public lecture by Dr. Hailu Habtu. Dr. Hailu Habtu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies where he also teaches graduate courses on Ethiopian Oral and Written Literature. He studied philosophy at Indiana University, and received a PhD in African Literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. He taught in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and in the History Department of the City College of the City University of New York. He later headed the Culture Bureau of the Tigrai Regional State and served as a consultant in the Centre Français des Études Éthiopiennes, Addis Ababa. He is the project director of Encyclopedia Ethiopiana in Amharic. He has published widely on Ethiopian Christianity, language, and culture.
Event sponsored by The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures and the Center for African Studies.