Scenes of Objection: The Black Body in Performance (NEMLA 2013)

Scenes of Objection: The Black Body in Performance

This panel will examine how African American performers have responded to the history of objectification of the black body in performance. In Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America, Saidiya Hartman notes how during the antebellum and minstrel eras, various sites of black performance (from the auction block to the popular stage) illustrate how “suffering [is] transformed into ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
Popular Culture
African-American
Colonial
Revolution & Early National
Transcendentalists
1865-1914
20th & 21st Century
Aesthetics
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