September132012

Here’s the Schedule! #QoHH

Thanks again for all the support and interest in our symposium…Looking forward to meeting everyone for this day of great scholarship!

THE QUEERNESS OF HIP HOP/ THE HIP HOP OF QUEERNESS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY  SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

LOCATION: CGIS Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge Mass.  TSAI Auditorium, downstairs, room 010

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8:45 AM: WELCOME AND BREAKFAST
9:00 AM: OPENING PLENARY: THE QUEERNESS OF HIP HOP
Sharon Holland ★ Richard Rodriquez ★ Tavia N’yongo ★ LaMonda Horton Stallings ★
Rinaldo Walcott ★ Moderator: C. Riley Snorton


10:30 AM: BREAK


10:45 AM: PANEL: FOLKS
Shanté Paradigm Smalls, “Queer Dissonance: The Art of Queer Hip Hop Music”
Terry Rowden, “Vegans at the Barbecue: Queer Hip-Hop and the Myth of
Capaciousness”
Moya Bailey, “Homolatent Masculinity & Hip Hop Culture”
Kai Azania Small, “The Specter of Sasha Fierce and the Scopic: Freighting of Beyonce’s
Trans/ Genderqueer Body”


12:00 PM: BROWN BAG LUNCH


12:30 PM: PANEL: CIRCUITS
Jessica Young, “From Big Freedia to Lil’ Wayne: Black Hoods, White Ears & Green Money”
Lisa Guerrero, “99 Problems, but Bein’ Rich Ain’t One of ‘Em: Hip Hop and the
Queering of American Capitalist Formation”
Savannah Shange, “Bad Gyal Edition: Nicki Minaj’s Defiance of (Homo)Normativity”


1:30 PM: PANEL: FREAKS
Madison Moore, “Banlieue Bites: Getting Off on Gangsters in French”
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, “Fat Mutha*ucka: The Queer Corpulence of Hip Hop”
Janessa Daniels, “Automatic, Systematic”: Black Female Robots and Afrofuturist
Aesthetics”


2:30 PM: BREAK


2:45 PM: PANEL: GEOGRAPHIES
David Leonard, “Another Missed Shot: Kobe Bryant and the Politics of Homophobia”
Kareem Khubchandani, “TurbaNotorious B.D.G.’s Desi Hip Hop: Articulating
Queerness through Raced Performatives in Loins of Punjab Presents”
Sarah Stefana Smith, “’My Mic Sounds Nice’: towards a black queer Diasporic
Critique of Toronto’s Hip Hop Karaoke”
Jessica N. Pabon, “Stylin’ for Space in Hip Hop: Gender Performativity from the
Graffiti-Covered Wall to the Wardrobe”


4:00 PM: CLOSING PLENARY: THE HIP HOP OF QUEERNESS
Mark Anthony Neal ★ Jason King ★ Imani Perry ★ Jayna Brown ★ Moderator: Scott Poulson-Bryant


6:00 PM: RECEPTION @ THE HIP HOP ARCHIVE

August162012

Registration Now OPEN for the Conference! It’s FREE!

Please follow the link below to register for The Queerness of Hip Hop/The Hip Hop of Queerness Conference at Harvard University. The site will issue you an e-ticket as a reminder of the event’s time, date, and location…Hope to see you on September 21, 2012 for a day of groundbreaking scholarship and exciting new work.

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July242012

Announcing the Plenary Panelists…

We are very pleased to announce the scholars who will comprise the two Plenary panels at the Queerness of HipHop Conference:

Jayna Brown, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Sharon P Holland, Associate Professor of English and African & African American Studies, Duke University

Jason King, Associate Professor of Recorded Music, New York University

Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African & African American Studies, Duke University

Tavia Nyong’o, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

Imani Perry, Professor, Center for African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Ricky Rodriguez, Associate Professor of English, Latina/Latino Studies, Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign

Lamonda Horton Stallings, Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington

Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto

June242011

Coming Soon…

In the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a bit of info on the Upcoming Symposium at Harvard that gives this Tumblr account it’s name…We’re very excited about it and glad that so many scholars and students are excited as well…Stay tuned for more info…!

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