[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: University of Rochester Symposium on blackness and climate, April 19-20

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Mon Apr 9 15:00:08 EDT 2018


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> BLACK CLIMATES IN AN AGE OF CRISIS
> April 19—20, 2018
> Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
> University of Rochester
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> SCHEDULE
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> Thursday, April 19
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> 5pm: Dreams are Colder than Death
> Free screening, Conference Room D, Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library
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> Friday, April 20
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> Panel I: “Mapping the Atmosphere of Anti-Blackness”
> 10—11:30am
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> John Murrillo III, Brown University, “Irradiated Things”
> Jaye Austin Williams, Bucknell University, “Parsing the Landmines of Wake Work: Apprehending the Nuance of Christina Sharpe’s Call”
> Nicholas Brady, University of California, Irvine & University of Rochester, “Black Ether”
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> Break for lunch
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> Panel II: “Disciplining Crisis”
> 12:30—2pm
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> William Paris, Pennsylvania State University, “The Disaster of Myth: Hortense Spillers and the Writing of a Blackened Humanism”
> Tony Perry, University of Maryland & University of Virginia,“‘To Go to Nature’s Manufactory’: The Material Ecology of Slavery in Antebellum Maryland”
> Susan Weeber, University of Rochester, “Black Radical Poetry Talks Back”
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> Keynote: “Unnatural Catastrophe: The Ecology of Black Optimism”
> 2:15pm
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> Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor of English, New York University, author of Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature
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> Panels and keynote will take place in Staybridge Suites Rochester University
> 1000 Genesee St., Rochester, NY 14611
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