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"Why Black Lives Matter in the Humanities"

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"Why Black Lives Matter in the Humanities"

College of Arts and Humanities | English Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Online

Professor Felice Blake (University of California, Santa Barbara) to discuss with Professor Alison Reed (Old Dominion University) Blake’s essays “Why Black Lives Matter in the Humanities” and “How Does Cultural Criticism ‘Work’ in the Age of Antiracist Incorporation,” as well as their co-edited (with Paula Ionaide), Antiracism Inc.:Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters.

Co-sponsored with the Honors College Honors Humanities Program, University Libraries, the Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion and The Graduate School.

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).

Suggested Readings:
Felice Blake, "Why Black Lives Matters in the Humanities." In Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, eds Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang, and George Lipsitz (Oakland: University of California Press 2019): 307-326.

Felice Blake, "Antiracism Works: Interview with Diana Zuniga." In Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019): 111-122.

Bio:
Dr. Felice Blake is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in twentieth-century African American literature, African American studies, and critical analyses of gender and sexuality, and her research interests are situated within the fields of literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, and gender studies. Dr. Blake is the author of Black Love, Black Hate: Intimate Antagonisms in African American Literature (Ohio State University Press 2018) and co-editor, with Paula Ioanide and Alison Reed, of Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019).

Dr. Alison Reed is an assistant professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she co-founded and directs Humanities Behind Bars, an abolitionist network of radical group-based study and mutual aid. With Felice Blake and Paula Ioanide, she co-edited Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019). She has published widely on performance, identity, power, and social movements. Reed’s book, Love and Abolition: The Social Life of Black Queer Performance, is under contract with the Ohio State University Press.

Q&A moderated by Randy Ontiveros and Tita Chico.

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Professor Felice Blake (University of California, Santa Barbara) to discuss with Professor Alison Reed (Old Dominion University) Blake’s essays “Why Black Lives Matter in the Humanities” and “How Does Cultural Criticism ‘Work’ in the Age of Antiracist Incorporation,” as well as their co-edited (with Paula Ionaide), Antiracism Inc.:Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters.

Co-sponsored with the Honors College Honors Humanities Program, University Libraries, the Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion and The Graduate School.

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).

Suggested Readings:
Felice Blake, "Why Black Lives Matters in the Humanities." In Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, eds Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang, and George Lipsitz (Oakland: University of California Press 2019): 307-326.

Felice Blake, "Antiracism Works: Interview with Diana Zuniga." In Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019): 111-122.

Bio:
Dr. Felice Blake is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in twentieth-century African American literature, African American studies, and critical analyses of gender and sexuality, and her research interests are situated within the fields of literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, and gender studies. Dr. Blake is the author of Black Love, Black Hate: Intimate Antagonisms in African American Literature (Ohio State University Press 2018) and co-editor, with Paula Ioanide and Alison Reed, of Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019).

Dr. Alison Reed is an assistant professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she co-founded and directs Humanities Behind Bars, an abolitionist network of radical group-based study and mutual aid. With Felice Blake and Paula Ioanide, she co-edited Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books 2019). She has published widely on performance, identity, power, and social movements. Reed’s book, Love and Abolition: The Social Life of Black Queer Performance, is under contract with the Ohio State University Press.

Q&A moderated by Randy Ontiveros and Tita Chico.

Follow the Conversation @UMDEnglish

#antiracismUMD
#CLCS_UMD

Learn more about the Antiracism Series

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Cost

Free