Riot and Refrain: Audre Lorde

Image courtesy of Audre Lorde. Photo: Dagmar Schultz.
Image courtesy of Audre Lorde. Photo: Dagmar Schultz.

Fully booked

Available to book from Tue 13 Apr.

Study Sessions are informal and intimate discussion groups. This study session opens out the ideas and themes of our exhibitions and research strand Sonic Continuum and explores how black feminist authors and thinkers reconceptualise voice, performativity and community against patriarchal and racial oppression.

By discussing their radical aspirations and concurrent approaches to gender, race and class, our study sessions explore the global critiques, poetic tactics, and relational political projects of black women writers, and ask: how might we articulate alternative social and political formations?

This session is led by Black Studies PhD candidate, Keisha Bruce and dwells on the work of American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde.

Lorde, Audre. ‘Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power’ in Audre Lorde: Your Silence Will Not Protect You, London: Silver Press, 2017.

About the event

Online. Free. Limited Capacity.
Booking is required.
A copy of the reading will be available on booking.
You can access this event through the Zoom meeting link available on booking.
There will be automated live captioning for this event.
A transcription for this event is not available afterwards due to the intimate nature of the event.
We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is one and a half hours. A rest break is not included.

Keisha Bruce is a Midlands4Cities-funded PhD researcher in Black Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores black women’s digital visual cultures on social media with a particular focus on how identity is mediated, and diasporic community is fostered online through processes of visuality and affect. Her wider interests include popular culture, digital media studies, and transatlantic music cultures and black girlhood in Britain.

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