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Critical Visualities III: March 28-29, 2019 Conference of the Visual Culture Workshop

The Visual Culture Workshop (VCW) convenes the third annual Critical Visualities Conference in order to ask the timely questions: “What are the political dimensions of the affective charge between art and its audience? Between the critic and the art she engages? How does it feel to look ‘critically’ now?” Panel 3: Affective Aesthetics of Race and State and Closing Reflection. 

Narrating Black Girls' Lives: Conference Roundtables

Over the course of the day, we hope to spark an interdisciplinary and transnational conversation about the methods and ethics of telling the stories of girls and young women of the African diaspora. Who is a black girl? What does “black” mean in a transnational context? How are the boundaries between black womanhood and black girlhood negotiated? What is at stake when black women identify themselves as black girls and vice versa? We have relationships with black girls in our lives and our work. How is that related to scholarly production?

Three Sisters, a play by Carolyn Dunn

In this brand new tragicomedy by Carolyn Dunn, three sisters, long estranged from family, community, and one another, return home to the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation lands in Louisiana at the behest of their dying aunt as she makes preparations for her final journey home. Family tensions, simmering secrets, death and grieving all intersect with the loss of tradition, culture, spiritual formation, and love.