New Directions

A lecture series featuring the works of prominent scholars in the field of african diaspora studies

2017-2018 New Direction Lecture Series

Theme: Speculative Blackness

 

Fall 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Devlin 101

Professor Jessica Marie Johnson, Department of History, John Hopkins University
Title: TBD 
Description: TBD 

Thursday, October 19, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Higgins Auditorium 300

M. NourbeSe Philip, Poet/Scholar
Title: TBD 
Description: TBD

Thursday, November 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Higgins Auditorium 300

Ife Franklin, Professional Artist/Community Activist
Title: "Ife Franklin's Indigo Project"
Description: "Ife Franklin's Indigo Project" is a miniature slave cabin workshop, accompanied by a screening of visual images of her work. It is a testament to enslaved Africans/African Americans that involves many forms of art making, including the creation of miniature structures resembling slave cabins, adire fabric-dying workshops, and performances of scenes from the soon-to-be published The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae (2017). But, ultimately, "Ife Franklin's Indigo Project" is about love, honor, respect, and remembering. 


Spring 2018

Thursday, February 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Devlin 101

Christina Sharpe
Title: TBD 
Description: TBD

Wednesday, April 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Devlin 101

Professor Kali Gross, African American Studies, Center of African American Studies, Weslyan University
Title: TBD
Description: TBD