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The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Friday, April 11, 2014
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


The Trouble with Post-Blackness

A Symposium at the University of Rochester
Hawkins Carlson Room
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:30am - 5:30pm


The Trouble with Post-Blackness brings a distinguished group of writers and scholars from a range of disciplines to the University of Rochester to discuss new conceptions of black identity in the 21st century. The papers presented in this symposium will address and challenge the progressive tone of all things post-black.

What notions of race and identity are problematically conserved, elided, or ignored today? How do we pay careful attention to the ways in which blackness has been patterned and imagined within and outside of America while avoiding stacking up “blackness” as a sacred and untouchable signifier? With these questions in mind, symposium participants take the idea of post-blackness seriously by troubling it.

The symposium agenda and more information on the symposium can be found here.

Please forward this announcement to your friends, students, colleagues, departments, and other interested parties. We hope to see you there!


*The Trouble with Post-Blackness Symposium is sponsored by The Humanities Project at the University of Rochester. The papers presented in this symposium will also form part of the essay collection, The Trouble with Post-Blackness, to be published by Columbia University Press in 2015.