Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Events

Apr 9

Talk: Dissent, Dissonance, and the Black National Anthem

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Dissent, Dissonance, and the Black National Anthem: Black Women and the Vocal Politics of Performance

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
4:30 – 5:30 pm / Athenaeum
Sonya Donaldson Talk 2019

Guest Lecture by Sonya Donaldson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, New Jersey City University 

Dissent, Dissonance, and the Black National Anthem: Black Women and the Vocal Politics of Performance

Join us for a talk by Dr. Sonya Donaldson, Associate Professor of English at New Jersey City University. Focusing on performances of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” this presentation attends to the resistive strategies that Black women deploy to articulate a politics of dissent. These performances challenge us to consider the tensions within both diaspora and nation and the multiple and discordant soundings of subjectivity that play beneath these articulations.

2019-04-09 Sonya Donaldson Talk 

Sponsoring departments/programs are: German, Africana Studies, Office of the Dean of the College, Distinguished Women’s Visitors Fund, Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Conversations, OILL, Center for Global and Regional Studies.

 

Sponsored by German and Russian, Africana Studies. Contact: Juliane Schicker