Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Lecture and Presentation by Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University


Wednesday, July 6 14:15-15:45: Lecture "Afrofabulation in Black Art and Performance since the 1970s" (Hörsaal 1, Philosophiegebäude) 18:15-19:45: Presentation "What is this 'future' in Afrofuturism?" (Raum 1.010, ZHSG)

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Tavia Nyong'o is Professor of American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University. He writes on art, music, politics, culture, and theory. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (University Press of Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. He is completing a study of fabulation in black aesthetics and embarking on another on queer wildness. Nyong’o has published in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, GLQ, TDR, Women & Performance, WSQ, The Nation, Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, and n+1. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text and the Sexual Cultures book series at New York University Press. He regularly blogs at Bully Bloggers.

Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik, Prof. Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez