What I Am Thinking About Now: Jasmine Johnson, "A Politics of Tenderness"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI

Please join us on Thursday, November 30, at 12pm-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, titled "A Politics of Tenderness."

This talk analyzes the black feminist work exercised through Camille A. Brown and Dancers’ BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (BGLP) (2016). It situates BGLP within a history of black feminist theorizing of black women’s interiority. BGLP privileges the lives and experiences of black girls; in so doing, it requires audiences to commit their full attention to intersectional adolescence within and against a society in which a black girl’s person is presumed to be both transparent and stereotypical.

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"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.