The DeRoy Lecture Series 2009-2010 Presents:
Daphne Brooks (Princeton University)
â€œBring the Painâ€: Post-Soul Memory, Neo-Soul Affect and Lauryn Hill in the Black Public Sphere
3:30pm, Friday, October 23
Welcome Center Auditorium
Wayne State University
42 West Warren
Daphne A. Brooks is an associate professor of English and African-American Studies at Princeton University where she teaches courses on African-American literature and culture, performance studies, critical gender studies, and popular music culture. She is the author of two books: Bodies in Dissent: Performing Race, Gender, and Nation in the Trans-Atlantic Imaginary (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006), winner of the The Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship on African American Performance from ASTR. and Jeff Buckley’s Grace (New York: Continuum, 2005). She is the editor of The Great Escapes: The Narratives of William Wells Brown, Henry Box Brown, and William Craft, and The Performing Arts volume of The Black Experience in the Western Hemisphere Series. Brooks is also a contributing writer to The Nation Magazine where she has published articles on Beyonce and Amy Winehouse. She is currently working on a new book entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Feminist Musical Subcultures from the Minstrelsy to the Post-Hip Hop Era (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).