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"The Other Side of Terror: On the Imperial Grammars of Blackness" with Erica Edwards

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jasmine E. Tucker   847.491.5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This talk analyzes how contemporary African American expressive culture has refracted the culture of U.S. empire throughout the long war on terror, from 1968 to the present. Mapping the transformations of African American literature against campaigns of counteterrorism both at home and abroad, I argue that poetry, fiction, television, and film by black women writers have exposed the imperial grammars of blackness while also marking out minor grammars of subsistence, survival, and black radical undoing.

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