Faculty Bookwatch, Session 1 | Going There: Black Visual Satire

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm


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Miller, Sylvia

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Please join us for a discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020) by Richard J. Powell. In this expansive study, Powell presents the rich and varied history of African American visual satire in the 20th and 21st centuries, giving the work its due in all its intelligence, daring, and critical power and raising important questions about the social power of art.


• Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke University
• Huey Copeland, BFC Presidential Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

• Meta DuEwa Jones, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature, UNC Chapel Hill
• Beverly McIver, Professor of the Practice in Visual Arts, Duke University
• Marcus Wood, Professor of English and Diaspora Studies, University of Sussex

The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members.

Session 2 will focus on the brilliant visual satirist Ollie Harrington, with a conversation between Richard J. Powell and art collector Walter O. Evans. It will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT. More info and registration here: http://duke.is/kEy6Aa

Presented by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries. Cosponsors are the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.

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Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
African and African American Studies (AAAS), Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Libraries