Recording of "Heritability and the Ancestral Present: Still & Moving Images" & Film Link for "The Inheritance"
January 26, 2022
Recording of January 19th event "Heritability and the Ancestral Present: Still & Moving Images"
On Wednesday, January 19, 2022 ISSG hosted a lecture featuring Hillary Chute (Northeastern) and Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Columbia) discussing Povinelli's new graphic memoir, The Inheritance.
The Inheritance explores the events, traumas, and powers that divide and define our individual and collective pasts and futures. Weaving together stories of Povinelli's grandparents' flight from their village in the early twentieth century to the fortunes of their knife-grinding business in Buffalo, New York, and her own Catholic childhood in a shrinking Louisiana woodlands of the 1960s and 1970s, she describes the serial patterns of violence, dislocation, racism and structural inequality that have shaped not only her life but the American story.