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  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Max Cade Center room on the 3rd Floor of 3401 Walnut (next to Africana Studies)

The graduate students in our Black Rage: Race, Affect, and the Politics of Feeling course have been nothing short of extraordinary this semester.  This Tuesday, they will be showcasing excerpts from their work in our one-day symposium.  Please see the attached posters and the schedule below and feel free to spread the word and stop by the Max Cade Center room on the 3rd Floor of 3401 Walnut (next to Africana Studies).

The poster is based on Glen Ligon's commemoration and dissection of the cover of the landmark book, "Black Rage" (1968) by psychiatrists William H. Grier and Price M. Cobbs.


STAGING FEELINGS: 10:00am - 10:50am

Kiana Murphy (English), Kindred's Sticky Feelings: The Speculative Form and the Graphics of White Rage

Melanie Abeygunawardana (English), Fan's Furious Purpose: Asian Inscrutability as Political Feeling in On Such a Full Sea

Megan Edelman (MLA), Witnessing Violence, Performing Grief: A Search for Healing in Anna Deavere’s Smith’s Verbatim Theatre

Kenton Butcher (English), Theater of Rage: Amiri Baraka and Absurdist Drama


HEARING RAGE: 11:00am - 11:50am

Nooshin Sadeghsamimi (Anthropology), Nina Simone: Vocalizing Black Rage

Amrey Mathurin (Africana Studies), Love and Livity in the Music of Midnite

Katelyn Hearfield (Music), Strategies of Revenge in Ella Fitzgerald's Oeuvre: Black Women's Violence Narratives in Mid–Twentieth-Century Song

Vikrant Dadawala (English), Worlds on the tip of their tongues: Looking for Angela Davis and June Jordan in A Place of Rage


LUNCH: 12:00pm - 12:45pm


CIRCULATING AFFECTS: 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Rovel Sequeira (English), Everybody's Malcolm X?: Messianic Affects and the (Im)possibility of Periodization

Augusta Irele (Comparative Literature and Africana Studies), Postcolonial Trauma, Postcolonial Rage

Brian Jackson (Africana Studies), Violence and Emotions During the Zanzibar Revolution

Leniqueca Welcome (Anthropology), Distant Feelings: Violent Image Consumption and the Limits of Black Recognition in Trinidad


FEELING STRUCTURES: 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Jeremy Gallion (English), Latinx Rage and Immigrant Invisibility

Holly Genovese (History), Rage and the Politics of African American Prison Writing

Josh Coleman (Education), “We Do so much Good Here, and It’s, It’s Unseen”: Anger, fear, and the affective ecologies of Harding University High School

Leah Barlow, "Raging Infrastructures: Murals as Mediation in Philadelphia"


(EN)GENDERING EMOTION: 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Stephanie Scherer (English), "A WOMAN HANGED": Celia, Sensationalism, and Antebellum Print Media in Black and White

Elias Rodriques (English), From Tabloid to Novel: Black Women, Crime and the Media in Drafts of Gayl Jones' Eva's Man

Alvin Kim (English), Public Loss and Private Touch: The Language of Trauma in Comfort Women Testimony

Amber Rose Johnson (English and Africana Studies), Caring Toward the Future: Meridian and the Ethics of Care



Hosted by:

Professor Salamishah Tillet

Department of English

Department of Africana Studies