Whose Elegy?: Mourning and the Poetics of Black Imagination

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English

Zoom

This talk will concern the different modulations of mourning practiced by black cultural producers when the space to mourn is restricted. Using Robert Burns Stepto’s “discourse of distrust,” the talk will engage the double rubric of sight and sound organizing expressions of black suffering.

Kimberly Juanita Brown is an associate professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.