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La Marr Jurelle Bruce and Fred Moten in Conversation
September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LA MARR JURELLE BRUCE
(University of Maryland, American Studies)
How to Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind: Madness & Black Radical Creativity (Duke, 2021)
(NYU, Performance Studies)
La Marr Jurelle Bruce is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar, cultural and literary critic, black/Black studies devotee, Bronx native, first-generation college graduate, and Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has published work on black expressive culture in such venues as African American Review, American Quarterly, The Black Scholar, GLQ, and Social Text. His first book, How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind: Madness and Black Radical Creativity, debuted in June on Duke University Press. The Afromantic, his second project, will yield a cultural history, critical theory, aesthetic expression, and existential assertion of black love amid and against antiblackness.
Fred Moten works in the departments of performance studies and comparative literature at New York University. His latest book, written with Stefano Harney, is All Incomplete (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2021).
Co-sponsors: NYU Center for Black Visual Culture + Institute for African American Affairs; Proclaiming Disability Arts; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation
This is a Zoom webinar. CART and ASL are provided. (Please note: if you require captioning and ASL simultaneously, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer, and not a tablet or smartphone.) For other accommodations, please indicate on your RSVP form.