Lauren Jackson on February 22nd

Medicine and Its Objects presents…

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 4:30-6:00 PM

ROSENWALD 329

join

LAUREN JACKSON

 (PhD Student, Department of English, Language and Literature)

to discuss

BLACK VERTIGO:

NAUSEA, APHASIA, AND BODILY NOISE,

197x TO THE PRESENT

with opening comments by

Paula Martin
(PhD Student, Comparative Human Development)

 

 

Abstract of the dissertation proposal:

The dissertation proposed, called “Black Vertigo: Nausea, Aphasia, and Bodily Noise, 197x to the present,” will explore the bodily affects of blackness as an interminably circulated and appropriated idiom, which I call “black vertigo.” The first chapter will examine the fate of the black idiom in post-50s-60s (“post-cool”) black cultural spaces. The second proposes more serious way of reading aphasia in African American literature as an affective accompaniment of gendered, racialized trauma that also repairs the gaps left behind in aphasiology’s failure to address racial silences within the field. The third chapter will be on nausea; the fourth, on phatic sound from women/femme artists in rap music. I anticipate using a diverse set of objects and cases across these chapters but focus is unwaveringly in the realm of the culture (how vertigo’s affects manifest in cultural spaces, during process of cultural production, in cultural objects, as aesthetic representation).

 

Please email Camille (roussel@uchicago.edu) for a copy of the paper

 

For any questions and concerns about the workshop, or if you need assistance in order to attend, please contact Camille Roussel (roussel@uchicago.edu).

 

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