Melissa Louidor, BCRW Research Assistant

Black Escapism in Arthur Jafa’s “Dreams are Colder than Death”

Oct 13, 2016

The escape artist flashed by on a metallic blue motorcycle, pursued by a blur of pulsing red and blue lights. Drawn together by a sentiment exceeding mutual compassion, the sidewalk spectators stood inert, breaths and bodies taut with anticipation. For a moment, parts of us took flight alongside the fugitive, our lives reaching beyond the […]

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Arthur Jafa, Black cinema, Black fugitivity, Black refusal, Dreams Are Colder Than Death, Fred Moten, Hortense Spillers

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Hortense Spillers

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, “Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution,” she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as […]

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African American, black feminism, gender, Hortense Spillers, race, US slavery