Hortense Spillers awarded honorary degree


b2o is pleased to announce that our fellow bounder, Hortense Spillers, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities by Yale University in recognition of her “pioneering achievement or exemplary contribution to the common good”. As the citation puts it:

Inspiring Black feminist theorist and critic, your foundational work, embedded in your deep historical and literary knowledge, challenges received thought and provides us a profound understanding of how race and gender shape the modern world. In three books and dozens of essays, you rewrite the American grammar book, claiming the insurgent ground as you revolutionize how we consider and write about our nation’s history and culture. Pioneering thinker, we celebrate the marvels of your inventiveness, and your enduring contributions to letters, as we proudly confer on you the degree of Doctor of Humanities.

Please join us in congratulating Hortense on a recognition that is well-deserved!

boundary 2 recently published a dossier on Hortense’s work that was edited by Paul Bové.


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