A Moveable Feast: Lauren Mason Lecture

When:Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where:The Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris Street (at Price Street)
Admission:Free and open to the public.

About this event:

Lauren Mason, Assistant Professor of Literature and African American Studies“To Be Beautiful in Light:  The Role of Photography in Shaping the Modern Black Identity”

This lecture explores the ways in which the photograph has been used to create and shape perceptions of African-American identity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From W.E.B. Du Bois to Alain Locke to Langston Hughes, the notion of what it means to be an African-American has been shaped by photographic and literary representations of black scholars, artists, and politicians. Blending numerous sites of inquiry located in liberal arts education, Mason will examine how visual images establish and continually reinforce collective and individual African-American identities.

The lecture is a part of “A Moveable Feast,” a fall-to-spring series of monthly lectures and performances by its distinguished faculty, ferrying you into a variety of historic venues in beautiful downtown Savannah.

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