U-M Department of English
U-M English Home

News & Events

RSS Feed


Soyica Colbert Job Talk



A Web of Traditions: Black Performance and Politics in George C. Wolfe’s "The Colored Museum"
In the talk I will briefly discuss my first book, The African American Theatrical Body, and then use George C. Wolfe's play, The Colored Museum, to introduce the central strands of the second book project, Black Movements: Performance, Politics, and Migration. My second book project continues analysis that I began in The African American Theatrical Body of the shape of history. In the second project, however, I consider how people of African descent in the Americas have formed multi-temporal literary, performative, and theatrical traditions as an integral and necessary part of their self-fashioning. Considering how black cultural and political traditions function as webs instead of in a linear, progressive trajectory enables a reconsideration of the central threads that tie (the) tradition(s) together.
Soyica Colbert is a candidate for the English faculty position in Africana Literature.
Start Time: 2/4/2013  12:10 PM
Location: 3222 AH
Contact: karlyjm@umich.edu
To view all upcoming events, please click here.

Dept. of English Language and Literature

home mission statement sitemap contact

U-M English on Facebook
U-M English on Facebook
U-M English on iTunes U
U-M English on YouTube

435 S. State Street, 3187 Angell Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: (734) 764-6330 Fax: (734) 763-3128