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Imperial Arrangements: South African Apartheid and the Force of Photography

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Kimberly Juanita Brown

Kimberly Juanita Brown, MLK Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College

This talk by Kimberly Juanita Brown will consider the prominence of graphic photographic images during the decades of apartheid in South Africa. Specifically, she is interested in an archive of indifference that permeates the era and orchestrates the viewer’s relationship to black subjectivity. For the talk she will focus on US news media coverage of apartheid in the last year of its existence, and the images that anchored viewers’ interpretation of the event.

Kimberly Juanita Brown is Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Assistant Professor for 2017-2018, hosted by MIT Literature and MIT Women’s & Gender Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College and author of The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary.

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Date:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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MIT Building 56, Room 114
Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=56