Humanities Institute Speaker: Harvey Young, Jr. "The Wonder of Blackness: African Colonial Postcards and World Fair Culture"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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Scripps - Humanities Institute
Scripps Humanities Institute

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

“The Wonder of Blackness: African Colonial Postcards and World Fair Culture”
Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois


Dr. Harvey Young is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University, where he holds appointments in African American Studies, Radio/Television/Film and Performance Studies. He is the author ofEmbodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body (2010), winner of the 2011 Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship; and coeditor of two books:Performance in the Borderlands (2011) andReimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays(forthcoming 2012). He has published more than three dozen essays/articles/chapters on African American culture. Dr. Young is a Vice President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a past President of the Black Theatre Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Theatre Research and the Yale Club of Chicago. Dr. Young is currently drafting a new book, tentatively titled Virtually Black: Race and New Media, which explores the ways in which media representations of African Americans have influenced racial discourse over the past century.Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2011 series: "Performing the Body Politic: Transgressions, Interventions, and Expressive Culture"

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