When hands are placed over hearts reverence, who is this anthem for, and what does it represent for our present? A reimagining on violin.
If disasters harm humanity, what is the purpose of creating more disasters in fiction? A case study of the Japanese science fiction story that has been adapted nine times since its release as a novel in 1973.
Museums are tied to the interests of their funders and the power structures of their governing bodies, creating an impossible-to ignore-tension between the institution and the often radical artists showing their work within the institution’s walls.
Writing and research from Shatima Jones's interdisciplinary seminars, “(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair” and “Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television,” published in honor of Black History Month, 2021.
The fourth installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Breaking the Stigma: Black Mental Health Narratives in Film” by Andrea Maia, “Black Trauma and Resistance in Film: A Characterization of Police Brutality” by Cecilia Innis, “The Magical Negro Trope in Literature and Film” by Sydney Cusic, “Black Women and Liberation in Blaxploitation Films” by Louis Tambue, and “Portrayals of Black Masculinity in ‘Paid in Full’” by Michael Flom.
The genre changed the landscape of Black women in film, but were Blaxploitation's leading women truly liberated?
How do the film's varying portrayals of Black masculinity fuel the idolization of each of the three main characters?
The thirds installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Fashion Activism: The Politics of Dress During the Civil Rights Movement” by Taylor Haynes, “Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ability Politics: Hair, Music, and Activism” by Kayla Perez, “Redefining "Femininty": How Black, Queer Women Musicians Subvert Expectations of Womanhood” by Nina Ahmadi, and “Hip-Hop, Black Masculinity, and Sexuality--Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator” by Sean Salmons.