The Trouble with Post-Blackness: April 11, 2014

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Welcome to Conference Participants
Time: 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Introduction: Merinda Simmons
Time: 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Panel I: Classifying Post-Blackness
Time: 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Moderator: Jeffrey Tucker, Associate Professor of English

Panel I Participants

Greg Thomas: African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-BLK" African-Americanism

Emily Raboteau: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness

John L. Jackson, Jr.: Half as Good

Panel II: Performing Post-Blackness
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Tiffany Barber, Ph.D Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies

Panel II Participants

Riché Richardson: E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter and Trayvon

Rone Shavers: Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness"

Stephanie Li: Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness

Brenda Marie Osbey: Untitled, or, the Post-Blackness of Post-Blackness

Lunch
Time: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Panel III: Buying and Selling Post-Blackness
Time: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Moderator: Margarita Guillory, Assistant Professor of Religion

Panel III Participants

Ishmael Reed: Fallacies of the Post Race Presidency

Dana A. Williams: "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy—A Critique and Challenge

Margo Natalie Crawford: "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness

Salamishah Tillet: “‘Harlem By Torch Light’: Refurbishing Black Radicalism in American Pop Culture”

Panel IV: Exporting Post-Blackness
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cilas Kemedjio, Director of Frederick Douglass Institute and Associate Professor of French

Panel IV Participants

Erin Aubry Kaplan: The Long Road Home

Patrice Rankine: "The World is a Ghetto:" Postracial America(s) and the Apocalypse

Heather Russell: Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas

Bayo Holsey: Embodying Africa: Root-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness

Conclusion
Time: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Houston Baker