11/5: DC African American Studies Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Seminar will be on November 5 at George Washington University’s Gelman Library from 2:00-4:30 pm.

Note: The original date for this meeting had been 10/22, but needed to be rescheduled.

The seminar will be discussing the following two papers:

  • Cecilia Cárdenas-Navia (Yale University) –  “From Soul Sister to King of Pop: Skin Technologies to Epidermal Transformation in the Melanin Era”
  • Izetta Mobley (University of Maryland) – “London Fog: Masculinity, Photography, and Blackness in the Aesthetic Production of Yinka Shonibare and Oscar Wilde”

For copies of the paper or more information, email Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com

The final meeting of the year will be on 12/3, when we will be discussing papers by Natanya Duncan (LeHigh),  Brandi Summers and Kathryn Howell (Virginia Commonwealth).