Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin

present

The Lemonade Reader:
Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality

UPDATED LOCATION:
This event will now take place at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute.

Date

May
10
Friday
May 10, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

Hiphop Archive
104 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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This event is free; no tickets are required.

Please note the updated venue for this event. This event will now take place at the Hiphop Archive & Research Insitute.

Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University welcome authors, professors, and scholars of black feminism KINITRA D. BROOKS and KAMEELAH L. MARTIN for a discussion of their forthcoming co-edited book, The Lemonade Reader: Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality.

About The Lemonade Reader

The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. Essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fuelled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism.

Envisioned as an educational tool to support and guide discussions of the visual album at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, The Lemonade Reader critiques Lemonade’s multiple Afrodiasporic influences, visual aesthetics, narrative arc of grief and healing, and ethnomusicological reach. The essays, written by both scholars and popular bloggers, reflects a broad, yet uniquely specific black feminist investigation into constructions of race, gender, spirituality, and southern identity.

The Lemonade Reader gathers a newer generation of black feminist scholars to engage in intellectual discourse and confront the emotional labor around the Lemonade phenomena. It is the premier source for examining Lemonade, a text that will continue to have a lasting impact on black women’s studies and popular culture.

Kameelah L. Martin
Kameelah L. Martin

Kameelah L. Martin

Kameelah L. Martin is Professor of African American Studies and English at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she is also Director of the African American Studies Program. She is the author of two monographs: Conjuring Moments in African American Literature: Women, Spirit Work, & Other Such Hoodoo (Palgrave 2013) and Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics: African Spirituality in American Cinema (Lexington 2016). She is the Assistant Editor of the College Language Association Journal and has published in Studies in the Literary Imagination, Black Women, Gender, and Families, as well as the African American National Biography.

Kinitra D. Brooks
Kinitra D. Brooks

Kinitra D. Brooks

Kinitra D. Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Dr. Brooks specializes in the study of black women, genre fiction, and popular culture. She currently has two books in print: Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (2017), a critical treatment of black women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and Sycorax’s Daughters (2017), an edited volume of short horror fiction written by black women. Dr. Brooks will serve as the Advancing Equity Through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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