The Politics and Poetics of Imagination in the Black Imagination-a lecture by SA Smythe

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Taper Hall (THH), 309K
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

This talk is part of the Lecture Series Intersexions of Gender.

This talk describes the potential for radical futurity and solidarity via Black Italian women’s writing and coalitional Black cultural production in the Mediterranean, historicizing the presence and politics of Blackness in Italy as aligned with the figures of the refugee, the migrant, the postcolonial subject, and the citizen. In part, Smythe will discuss “The Lampedusa Project,” an exhibition of texts, films, postcards, ephemera, and multimedia performance-based materials collected to trace the black and migrant experience through the Mediterranean.

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University Park Campus



French and Italian
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