Beats & Blackness: A Conversation with Francesca T. Royster and Amor Kohli
- 5:00 pm
26 January 2023
Online | Free
Join the Center for Black Diaspora in collaboration with The Women’s Center at DePaul University for a book reading and conversation with Francesca T. Royster and Amor Kohli!
About the Authors:
A Beat Beyond In this collection of essays, talks, and reviews, Major Jackson revels in the work of poetry not only to limn and assess the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of poets, but to amplify the controversies and inner conflicts that define our age: political unrest, climate crises, the fallout from bewildering traumas, and the social function of the art of poetry itself. Amor Kohli is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.
Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions In this timely work—the first book on Black country music by a Black writer—Francesca Royster uncovers the Black performers and fans, including herself, who are exploring the pleasures and possibilities of the genre. Francesca T. Royster is Professor and chair of English at DePaul University, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare Studies, Performance Studies, Critical Race theory, Gender and Queer Theory and African American Literature.
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Illustration by: Chris Kwok