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Latin Blackness in Parisian  Visual Culture, 1852-1932 by Lyneise E. Williams (Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, 2019) Join Lyneise E. Williams (Associate Professor of Art History at UNC–Chapel Hill) and Arlene Dávila (Professor of Anthropology & American Studies, Founding Director The Latinx Project at NYU) for a book talk. Thursday, November 7th 6 - 8 pm  Institute […]

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The Lemonade Reader A collection of essays and editorials exploring Beyonce’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade edited by Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin (Routledge, 2019) Friday, November 1st 6 - 8 pm  Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture-NYU 14A Washington Mews, 1st floor space Join editors Kinitra D. Brooks […]

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  The Shadow King (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019) A reading and book talk with author Maaza Mengiste Set in Ethiopia at the very start of WWII, The Shadow King tells the story of orphaned Hirut, who struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her employer, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilize […]

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WOMEN AND MIGRATION: Responses in Art and History

  Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History (Open Book Publishers, 2019) Tuesday, October 22nd 6 - 9 PM Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Contributors will present their essays from the book which charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, […]

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MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE October 17-19, 2019 New York University Image: Terry Boddie, Prison Industrial, 2018. BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] V: MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE The conference will explore the making of visual archives, the narratives they tell, and the parameters that define them as objects of study. As visual collections, photographic archives present specific concerns - […]

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“War, Modernity and Aspirations: Exploring 20th Century Imperial Ethiopia through Witnesses’ Words and Images”

“War, Modernity and Aspirations: Exploring 20th Century Imperial Ethiopia through Witnesses’ Words and Images” A presentation by Yemane Demissie (Undergraduate Department of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts-NYU) and Q&A with Manthia Diawara (Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies-NYU) Filmmaker Yemane Demissie’s forthcoming social-history documentary series, The Quantum Leapers: Ethiopia 1916-1975, focuses on the buoyant […]

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) official movie poster, a Magnolia Pictures release. Image (c) and courtesy of Magnolia Pictures, image by Mickalene Thomas In a 2005 Princeton University commencement address to seniors, Toni Morrison stated: “I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart...from […]

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Co-sponsors Literary Mews/PEN Festival 2019 Since 2012, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature and NYU's International Houses, including Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Deutsches Haus at NYU, Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, La Maison Française, and the NYU Creative Writing Program, have collaborated in creating a festival within the festival: […]

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