Inaugural Black Sound & the Archive Symposium

January 28, 2019

Inaugural Black Sound & the Archive Symposium 
February 7-8 | Yale University

We look forward to sharing complete details in the days to come, but in the meantime we’d like to announce a broad schedule of events over the two-day gathering. We hope you will be able to join us for some or all of these exciting events. 
Thursday, February 7, 7:30pm, Yale University Art Gallery Auditorium
Opening Keynote Event: Amazing Grace (1972)
Screening of historic film documenting Aretha Franklin’s live concert recording of her legendary gospel album. Followed by a roundtable discussion with Robert Johnson (producer), Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University), Wesley Morris (New York Times), Aaron Cohen, (author of the celebrated 33 1/3 volume on the Amazing Grace album), and Professor Kathryn Lofton (Yale University) **Limited Seating. Free and Open to the Public. Ticketing information to come.
Friday, February 8, 8:45am-5:30pm, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
All-day BSAW Symposium
Roundtable Presenters & Featured Speakers: 
Lara Cohen (Swarthmore)
Michael Denning (Yale)
Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)
Vijay Iyer (Harvard)
Roshanak Kheshti (UCSD)
Carter Mathes (Rutgers)
Julie Beth Napolin (The New School)
Marti Newland (Harry T. Burleigh Society)
Mendi Obadike (Pratt Institute)
Imani Owens (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Brittnay Proctor (College of Wooster)
Anthony Reed (Yale)
Sonnet Retman (Univ. of Washington)
Wadada Leo Smith (Musician)
Gustavus Stadler (Haverford College)
Jennifer Stoever (SUNY Binghamton)
Sherrie Tucker (Univ. of Kansas)
Alexandra T. Vazquez (NYU)
Michael Veal (Yale)
Gayle Wald (George Washington Univ.)
Friday, February 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
Closing Keynote Event: Public Conversation
“Black Sounds & the Carceral State: The Wooster Group’s THE B-SIDE”
Eric Berryman (THE B-SIDE performer) & Bruce Jackson (SUNY Distinguished Professor & James Agee Professor of American Culture) in conversation with BSAW Co-directors Professors Brian Kane & Daphne Brooks
Find more information onThe B-SIDE here:
Presented with support from: 320 York Humanities Grant, Beinecke Library, Yale School of Drama, and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.
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