The Uncommon Man

February 28, 2006

Conference: Media and Visual Culture: Reading the Black Male Body

The American Studies Department at Wheelock College in Boston is holding a one-day conference on April 28th, 2006 entitled “Media and Visual Culture: Reading the Black Male Body.” The keynote speaker is Professor Herman Gray, author of Culture Moves: African Americans and the Politics of Representation. Other speakers include Mark Anthony Neal, Imani Perry, Keith Harris, Joyce Hope Scott, Gail Dines and Susan McDonald. The afternoon will feature a showing of Byron Hurt’s new documentary on hip-hop, Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip Hop Culture. The film was recently showcased at the Sundance Film Festival and will be shown on PBS later this year. After the viewing, Byron Hurt will lead a discussion.

Posted by Russell at February 28, 2006 06:56 PM

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