African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

The Conjure Woman: Solange's Performance of the Black South Ethos in When I Get Home

The Conjure Woman

Tue, November 19, 2019 | GWB 2.206 (Multi-Purpose Room)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Brown Bag Series
Brown Bag Series

Please join us for our upcoming Brown Bag Series talk on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12.00pm-1:30pm in GWB 2.206 (Multi-Purpose Room). Lunch will be served! 

The Brown Bag Series engages UT-Austin students, faculty, and community members in dialogues about academic research being conducted by AADS graduate students. AADS Ph.D. Candidate, La’Kayla Williams, will present the lecture, The Conjure Woman: Solange's Performance of the Black South Ethos in When I Get Home.

This lecture is a close reading of Solange's album When I Get Home, to determine how she envisions the Black South as nurturing and futuristic for Afro-descended people. Cultural visions and political positions that prioritize the philosophies of the colonized come alive in a figure like Solange, who is adamant about the dynamism and integrity of Blackness, Black spaces, the South and keeping in touch. Williams will put the artist in conversation with the archetypal figure of The Conjure Woman, a figure for which the work of Zora Neale Hurston lays the groundwork, in the hopes that what results is a method for shifting Black collective conscious inward. 

Presenter: La’Kayla Williams 

Faculty Discussant: Dr. Xavier Livermon

Sponsored by: The African and African Diaspora Studies Department

Bookmark and Share