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Sonic/Scenes Symposium

Sonic/Scenes Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Mezzanine Lounge, W20-307 (MIT Student Center)

Keynote Speakers:
Tina Campt
Roshini Kempadoo

Featuring Members of the Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Seminar:

Kimberly Juanita Brown
Tara Bynum
Kaysha Corinealdi
Sonya Donaldson
Amah Edoh
K. Melchor Hall
Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson
Christina Knight
Vanessa Monique Liles
Patricia A. Lott
Bakirathi Mani
Kelli Moore
Jyoti Puri
Toby Sisson
Lyneise Williams
Amanda Russhell Wallace

Please register

Image: Roshini Kempadoo (2004) From the series Ghosting. Courtesy of the Artist.

This event is hosted by MLK Visiting Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown.
Event co-sponsored and funded by the following:
Women's & Gender Studies
Council for the Arts at MIT
Institute Community and Equity Office


9:30—Introduction—Kimberly Juanita Brown
9:45—11:15--Ocular: (Chair/Moderator: Vanessa Monique Liles)

Amah Edoh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)—“Wax is the New Black: Cloth, Skin, and African Visibility in the Global”

Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson (Brown University)—“A Politics of Tenderness: Camille A. Brown and Dancers BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play”

Christina Knight (Haverford College)—“Remember Me: Pleasure, Parody and Loss in Isaac Julien’s The Attendant”

Toby Sisson (Clark University)— “The Soul of All Color”

Amanda Russhell Wallace (Smith College)—“Arrhythmia: The Murmuring Between Selves”

11:15-11:30—Coffee Break

11:30-1:00—Haptic (Chair/Moderator: Vanessa Monique Liles)

Sonya Donaldson (New Jersey City University)—“No: On Rage, Refusal, and the Black Maternal”

K. Melchor Hall (Brandeis University)—“Ereba Iriona Revisited: Returning to Honduras’ Garifuna Cassava Bread Makers”

Patricia A. Lott (Ursinus College)— “White Nonsense: ‘Bobalition’ and the Jocular Visual and Performative Slavocratics of the Antebellum North.”

Lyneise Williams (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)—“I Got You: Cloth, Family, and Care”

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Keynote—Roshini Kempadoo—“Running Interference: Imagining Narratives/Expanding Visualities”

(Introduction: Jennifer DeClue)

3:00-4:30--Sonic (Chair/Moderator: Vanessa Monique Liles)

Tara Bynum (Hampshire College)—“Lists, Letters, and a Pig Roast; Or As Seen in Cesar Lyndon’s Sundry Account Book, 1761-1771”

Bakirathi Mani (Swarthmore College)-- "The Uncanny Vision of Diaspora: Photography and South Asian Visual Cultures"

Kelli Moore (New York University)—“ To See Say:  Photographic Evidence and the Evolution of Courtroom Visuality”

Jyoti Puri (Simmons College)—“Death in Transit: Fire, Photos, and Fury in the North American West”

4:30-4:45—Coffee Break

4:45—Keynote—Tina Campt—“Flow, Or the Visual Frequencies of Black Life"
(Introduction: Sonya Donaldson)


Earlier Event: April 20
Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo
Later Event: September 4
WGS Reg Day Photo Booth!