Four Poets on Democracy, the Humanities, and the Arts: Intersections and Tensions | Webinar
In this online engagement, four poets from South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom will explore the relations between democracy and the humanities. To what extent will democracy’s future(s) emerge from the work of the humanities and the arts? Or are the arts and humanities sustained by democracy? These teasing questions will be explored through performance, reflection and dialogue. This webinar is the third in a series on ‘Imagining Democracies: Cultures, Transformations, Futures’, which seeks to examine prevailing notions of democracy, contemporary challenges to democratic practices and the prospects for reimagining modalities of the democratic. Partners in this collaboration include the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa; the International Forum for US Studies (IFUSS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; the University of Sussex in the UK; and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Poets: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Katleho Kano Shoro, Gina Athena Ulysse, and Carol Watts