Archive for October, 2009

Daphne Brooks Lecture

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The DeRoy Lecture Series 2009-2010 Presents:

Daphne Brooks (Princeton University)
“Bring the Pain”: 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
Detroit, Michigan

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). 

Some Thoughts on the Crisis

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

A short article of mine, “A Modest Proposal: Some Thoughts on the Crisis,” is finally online here, as part of “Representing the crisis / Representing Debt,” a special issue of the Greek online journal Re-Public: Reimagining Democracy. (The Greek translation of my article is here).