May 17, 2007 – Kara Keeling: “Looking for Marquise: Queer Temporality, Black Political Possibility, and Poetry from the Future”

Kara Keeling
Critical Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity, USC

Looking for Marquise: Queer Temporality, Black Political Possibility, and Poetry from the Future

Thursday, May 17 / 12 PM / Humanities 210

Kara Keeling works on film, media, and popular culture, and across the disciplines of media studies (especially film and television theory and criticism), cultural studies, critical theory, Black studies, and women’s studies. Her essays on media and popular culture have appeared in The Black Scholar and Qui Parle. Her essay “‘Joining the Lesbians’: Cinematic Regimes of Black Lesbian Visibility” appeared in Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology (eds. Patrick and Mae G. Henderson, Duke, 2005.) She is completing a book manuscript entitled The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense. Professor Keeling’s talk will focus on the films The Aggressives(dir. Wakefield Poole, 2005) and Brother to Brother (dir. Rodney Evans, 2004).

For more information contact blackculturalstudies@ucsc.edu.

Sponsored by the Black Cultural Studies Research Cluster