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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm
142 Goldwin Smith Hall
Professor Riché Richardson will deliver the 2017-18 Rabinor Lecture in American Studies.
This talk argues that the new Southern turns within Beyoncé’s discourse and the intersectional identity that she embodies and enacts pay tribute to histories that fashion her as a black and Southern woman and herald a more inclusive vision of American identity that decenters whiteness. Literary and cultural studies inform the talk’s methods for both analyzing and foregrounding Beyoncé’s voice in interviews, letters and song lyrics, along with reflections on her visual image.