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Duke on Gender


Duke on Gender

Diasporic Legacies and Black Feminist Sonic Visualities

East Duke Parlors, followed by reception.

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Patrice D. Douglass
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

Daphne Brooks
African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
Tentative Title: Black Girl Broken Records: Race, Gender, Sound & the Archive

Yona Harvey
Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Pittsburgh
Tentative Title: “The Fifth Dimension”: Black Feminist Resistance and Visual Storytelling

Meta DuEwa Jones
Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tentative Title: From Soul to Soul through Soul on Soul: An Open Letter to the Diaspora’s “Homegirls”

Salamishah Tillet
African American and African Studies and Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University, Newark
Tentative Title: Sites of Sound: Nina Simone’s Diasporic Citizenship in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination

Panel Description: This panel of scholars, artists, writers, and black feminist storytellers will excavate the contemporary legacies of Black women musicians, graphic artists, writers, and photographers whose work has troubled archival memories of performances in blues, jazz, soul, rock, R&B and beyond; whose influence has shaped the civil rights movement and global pan-Africanism; and whose life stories are revealed in film, the Black comics industry, and festivals. In the process, they disrupt the gendered mores of musical, visual and artistic genres.

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