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Arts Collaborative - Gathering Honey: Oral History and Performance of Black Southern Women Who Love Women

10/1/13 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Griffiths Arts Center
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Arts Across The Curriculum
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Arts Collaborative

*This event is funded by the Alcoa Foundation Cultural Affairs Program Fund*

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson
Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies
Northwestern University

“Gathering Honey:  Oral History and Performance of Black Southern Women Who Love Women”
Lecture
Tuesday, October 1st at 4:30pm
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

****THIS EVENT IS FIRST YEAR CUP ELIGIBLE****

"Gathering Honey: Oral History and Performance of Black Southern Women Who Love Women," will address his current ethnographic work with Southern black lesbians.

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson, the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, is also an Artistic Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, Chicago. A scholar, artist, and activist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of ethnography, race, gender, sexuality and performance. His research and artistry has greatly impacted African American studies, performance studies, and sexuality studies.  He has written two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness:  Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (Duke UP, 2003), which won the Lilla A. Heston Award, the Errol Hill Book Award, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (University of North Carolina UP, 2008), which was recognized as a Stonewall Book Award Honor Book by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association. He co-edited Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology (Duke UP, 2005). He is currently co-editing two anthologies with Ramon Rivera-Servera—one on black and Latina/o queer performance work, Blaktino Queer Performance, and the other on black solo women performers, solo/black/woman. His essays have appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly, Callaloo, Theater Journal, and the Journal of Homosexuality, among others.