Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 4:00pm, 1008 HumanitiesDaphne A. Brooks, Yale University
“The Knowles Sisters’ Political Hour: Black Feminist Dissent in Sound at the end of the Third Reconstruction”
Daphne A. Brooks is Professor of African American Studies and Theater Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Jeff Buckley’s Grace and Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom,1850-1910, winner of The Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship on African American Performance. Brooks is currently working on a new book entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
— And then on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm, 1008 Humanities —
Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University
“The Historian’s Eye: Meditations on Photography, History, and the American Present”
Based on documentary photography and oral history fieldwork carried out during the Obama years, Jacobson examines the collective response to America’s first black president and traces and historicizes the emergence of what we now know as Trumpism between the crash of 2008 and the election of 2016.
Matthew Frye Jacobson is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies & History and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University. He is currently at work on his sixth book, Odetta’s Voice and other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History, and on several web- and film-based documentary projects.intersections of race, gender, class, and nationalism in the context of sports.