Denis Wood: Two Talks on Home Turf


November 22nd, 2013


Denis Wood, author of Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas (2nd revised and expanded edition), gives two lectures in North Carolina in December.

On December 5, Wood gives a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Lines of Control: Partition as Productive Space at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition “explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia. These artists focus on the idea of partition as a productive space–where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of borders.” The talk begins at 6 p.m. (and cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m.!). The Nasher Museum is located at 2100 Campus Drive in Durham, NC. Ph: 919-684-5135.

On December 11, Wood talks about Everything Sings and the Boylan Heights maps at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. A great opportunity to hear him at some length about the neighborhood, the maps, and the book! Lecture is free and begins at noon (and lasts an hour). The museum is located at 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC. Ph: 919-807-7900.