Faglig-sosial lunsj: Louisa Olufsen Layne
Vi starter med faglig-sosiale lunsjer hvor kollegaer presenterer temaer fra forskningen sin på en populærvitenskapelig måte, med 20 minutter til rådighet. Tilhørerne spiser lunsjen sin og kan stille spørsmål til slutt. Først ute er Louisa O. Layne med foredraget “Poetry is Not a Luxury”: Thoughts on why kids love Audre Lorde.
Louisa Olufsen Layne (Foto: Olaf Christensen)
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was an American poet, essayist and social activist. She described herself as “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”. There has been a surge of interest in Lorde’s work in recent year, especially among students and young people interested in social justice and questions of identity. The title of her piece “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House” has become a slogan for students in the US and UK, and her work is often quoted and referenced on social media. The first Norwegian translation of Audre Lorde is currently in the making. Why do certain dead authors resonate with a specific historical moment? What is it about Lorde’s writing that has made her one of the writers of her generation most embraced by the Instagram-generation?