Barnard College Press Release:
In a culture in which black women’s stories have been consistently marginalized, Ntozake Shange‘s unflinchingly delved into experiences of “colored girls” in America, transcending genre and defying expectations with several of the most powerful and lyrical works of art in the twentieth century.
This February, the Africana Studies Program, the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS), and BCRW will hold a performance and a discussion followed by a one-day conference devoted to the life, works and legacy of Shange. Almost forty years after the first production of For Colored Girls, Shange’s work continues to challenge and inspire. This event brings together scholars and artists from across the country who are shaping scholarly and popular conversations about African-American arts and letters as well as gender in the African Diaspora.
This conference is funded with a Virginia C. Gildersleeve grant and generous support from the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS), the American Studies Program, Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), The Columbia University School of the Arts, the Barnard English Department, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, Barnard’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, the Theatre Department and Women Poets at Barnard.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
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