Online Video Keynote: Grace Gipson, “What’s Your RPG Fantasy?: Let’s Talk Blackness, Politics, and Gaming”

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"Black Lives Matter" is not just a phrase or way of thinking as it relates to police brutality and racist violence towards Black life, but also necessary in the fantasy and gaming realm. Much like any other art form or popular medium, the world… Continue Reading "Online Video Keynote: Grace Gipson, “What’s Your RPG Fantasy?: Let’s Talk Blackness, Politics, and Gaming”"

Stephen Grandchamp and Vanessa Brown, “Solange in Context: Past and Present Social Engagement in R&B”

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Join Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) and Vanessa Brown (2020 graduate of UMF and graduate student) for an overview of Solange's influences and contemporaries. If you are new to Solange or R&B music, this is the talk… Continue Reading "Stephen Grandchamp and Vanessa Brown, “Solange in Context: Past and Present Social Engagement in R&B”"

Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, “‘I Traveled Seventy States’: Solange & the Poetics of Black Feminist Sonic Alterity”

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Where and how will we build safe spaces for ourselves? Can we cultivate shelter for one another in this era in which we are hyperaware of chronic racial surveillance, the casual acceptance of misogyny, and quotidian micro-aggressions? And how might we jealously hold onto… Continue Reading "Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, “‘I Traveled Seventy States’: Solange & the Poetics of Black Feminist Sonic Alterity”"

Erika Rodriguez, “The Personal and the Political Workshop”

Roberts Learning Center (023), University of Maine at Farmington 224 Main Street, Farmington

Join Dr. Erika Rodriguez (Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities at UMF) for a workshop inspired by the lyrics and music of Solange's A Seat at the Table! Solange's work is deeply engaged with reflections on her personal history: identity, place, loved ones, and political context.… Continue Reading "Erika Rodriguez, “The Personal and the Political Workshop”"

Art Exhibit: Crystal Cawley, “Living Paper: Touch and Textual Afterlife”

Farmington Public Library 117 Academy Street, Farmington

In the art exhibit Living Paper: Touch and Textual Afterlife, six pieces of Crystal Cawley’s original paper sculptures draw together texts and textiles, honoring traditions of handiwork while giving renewed poetic life to discarded objects. This exhibit includes Cawley’s limited edition artist’s book of… Continue Reading "Art Exhibit: Crystal Cawley, “Living Paper: Touch and Textual Afterlife”"

Misty Krueger, “Why Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Why We Still Read It”

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In this online event, Dr. Misty Krueger (Associate Professor of English at UMF) will historically situate Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." The lecture will include playing and analysis of Dr. Krueger's new recording of "The Yellow Wallpaper," available now!. No registration is… Continue Reading "Misty Krueger, “Why Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Why We Still Read It”"

Online Video Keynote: Elizabeth Donaldson, “Framing Silas Weir Mitchell”

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Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson, prominent disability studies scholar and Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, will discuss Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, the historical figure behind the rest cure; reading Gilman in the pandemic; and present-day connections to the #FreeBritney movement. This… Continue Reading "Online Video Keynote: Elizabeth Donaldson, “Framing Silas Weir Mitchell”"

Crystal Cawley, Talk & Art Demo: “‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ as Muse”

The Landing University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street, Farmington

Artist Crystal Cawley will discuss the inspiration and methods behind her artists edition of "The Yellow Wallpaper." This in-person event is open only to the UMF community (current students, staff, and faculty), and preregistration is required: https://forms.gle/wvHUeWZHL8MEmCFP9