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Daphne Brooks: 'Dust Tracks in the Groove: Black Feminist Phonographies'

Nov 29, 2012, 2:30pm-4pm

American performance scholar Dr. Daphne Brooks gives a free public talk titled Dust Tracks in the Groove: Black Feminist Phonographies from Zora Neale Hurston to Hip Hop Criticism.

Brooks is 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: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Durham, NC: Duke UP), 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).

Brooks is currently working on a new book titled Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures -- from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). She is the author of numerous articles on race, gender, performance and popular music culture. Brooks is also the author of the liner notes for The Complete Tammi Terrell (Universal A&R, 2010), winner of the 2011 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding music writing, and Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia (Sony, 2011).

Dr. Brooks' lecture is presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Graduate Program in Theatre Studies at York University in collaboration with the Centre for Study of the United States at the University of Toronto.

Admission is free. All welcome.


Location:Room 301, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St.
Sponsor:Centre for Study of the United States at the University of Toronto
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/gradthst/dbrooks.html
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