"'Ask Your Mama': Porgy and Bess, Langston Hughes and the Making of the Mid-Century Black Feminist Avant-Garde" with Daphne Brooks

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
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Part of the Kimberly Benston Distinguished Speaker Series

Join us on Zoom for a talk on Daphne Brooks' current work!


Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daphne A. Brooks earned her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her PhD in English from UCLA. She also clocked some serious hours rolling through the aisles of Tower Records, Amoeba Records, Rasputin’s and Rhino Records. 

Brooks is the author of three books—Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Durham, NC: Duke UP), winner of The Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship on African American Performance from ASTR, Jeff Buckley’s Grace (New York: Continuum, 2005), and Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2021). She is currently at work on a Black feminist rereading of DuBose Heyward and the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess as well as a multi-volume study of Black women and popular music culture entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity, of which Liner Notes for the Revolution is the first installment.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Haverford Libraries.

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When: Sep 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: “Ask Your Mama”: Porgy and Bess, Langston Hughes and the Making of the Mid-Century Black Feminist Avant-Garde

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