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“Looking for Language in the Ruins,” Performance, Readings, Conversation, and Q&A

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space

Sep 29 2020
“Looking for Language in the Ruins,” Performance, Readings, Conversation, and Q&A

This event kicks off day two of our weeklong Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive, presented by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics

Composer, poet, and performer JJJJJerome Ellis’ work explores blackness, dysfluency, and music as “forces structured by, and that rearrange, time.” Conventional notions of time and time-limits, says Ellis, “assume that people have relatively equal access to time through their speech.” Saidiya Hartman’s innovative cultural histories investigate the precarity of black life as she tells the stories of the “unknown, the dispossessed, the disposable.” Using a mode she invented

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