Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin
The Lemonade Reader:
Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality
This event will now take place at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute.
May 10, 2019
104 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. Learn more at hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu.
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