September 15, 2015

Baraka Symposium

 AMIRI BARAKA: MEETINGS AND REMARKABLE JOURNEYS –  SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION (SEPT. 16 – 18, 2015)

Panel 1 Title: Amiri Baraka: First Fires, and the Black Arts Movement in the South.
Panelists: Sonia Sanchez; John Bracey, Jr., James Smethurst (Moderator: Joseph Jordan)

 

Panel 2: The Black Nationalist Ethic and Black Internationalism
Panelists: Komozi Woodard; Michael Simanga; Alex Carter (Panel 2
The Black Nationalist Ethic and Black Internationalism
Panelists: Komozi Woodard; Michael Simanga; Alex Carter (Moderator – Kenneth Janken)

 

Panel 3: Is Black Dada Nihilismus on Your Reading List?: Baraka, Controversy and the Cultural Politics of the Movement(s)
Panelists: Mae Henderson; Woodie King, Jr., E. Ethelbert Miller, (Moderator: Michael Simanga)

 

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born (?) Blues People at 60 – 17 September 2015
Session Moderator – Prof. Renee Alexander-Craft, Assoc. Prof., UNC at Chapel Hill
Session 4 of the Amiri Baraka Symposium with Mark Anthony Neal, cultural critic, professor at Duke University and author of numerous books and articles including the New Black Man, and founder/producer of the Left of Black web series; amd Amy Abugo Ongiri, Jill Beck Director of Film Studies and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Lawrence University and author of Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic

 

Noted playwright/director Woodie King Jr. discusses Amiri Baraka’s groundbreaking play ‘Dutchman’ at the Stone Center’s Symposium ‘Amiri Baraka: Meetings and Remarkable Journeys, on 16 September 2015. Joining King is Professor Kathy Williams of UNC at Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art

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