December 7th: Workshop on pre-circulated paper by Professor Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

Please join us on Friday, Dec. 7th, for our first workshop of the 2018-2019 academic year with:   Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures) “On the Spectrality of the Law: Visuality and the Contest for Slaveholding Sovereignty” Friday, December 7th, 2018 12pm-1:20pm, @CSRPC first floor conference room Discussant: Stephan Palmié (Professor, Department of…

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Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories – Screening and Performance

Sunday November 4th, 2018 Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL Film screening: 5-7pm Flamenco Performance: 7-8pm Description: The recent critically acclaimed documentary film Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories (Miguel Ángel Rosales, 2016) participates in an on-going debate about the importance of the African diaspora in the founding of modern Hispanic nations. The…

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Conversation with the director and dancer of critically acclaimed documentary Gurumbé (Miguel Ángel Rosales and Yinka Esi Graves)

Monday, November 5th, 2018 Center for Identity and Inclusion Conference Room, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. 12pm-1:20pm Conversation with the director and dancer of Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories  (Miguel Ángel Rosales and Yinka Esi Graves) about the film and its subject matter. Facilitated by Professor Larissa Brewer-García. The film explores the subtle but certain interconnections between the music of…

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Traveling Colloquium to Paris and Nantes March 2018

Slavery and Visual Culture Colloquium – Journées d’études sur l’esclavage et les cultures visuelles Collaborative Colloquium in France in March 2018    Left: members of the seminar at Nantes’ Memorial of the Abolition of Slavery (photo Chiming Yang) Right: Slavicult traveling seminar at the Musee du Quai Branly-Jacques-Chirac with curator Gaëlle Beaujean (Photo: Larissa Brewer-Garcia)…

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Reading group

A quick reminder that the Slavery and Visual Cultures Working Group would like to invite you to a reading group meeting on Monday, May 22nd at 4:30pm to discuss Hortense J. Spillers’s 1987 essay “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” in CSRPC room 103 (1st floor seminar room, 5733 S. University). The essay is available here…

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Workshop with Anne Lafont

Please join the Slavery and Visual Cultures Working Group workshop on April 14 at 10 am in the CSRPC seminar room (5733 S. University) to discuss a new paper by Anne Lafont (French National Institute of Art History in Paris). Space is limited, please email lordfransee@uchicago.edu to RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated…

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