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Black Moves: Race, Dance and Power in Early Modern Europe

Friday, October 23 | 4:00 PM

Performing Arts Department Colloquium 2020-2021

Noémie Ndiaye traces the development and circulation of a particularly vivid kinetic idiom of blackness across the porous borders of early modern Europe. Paying particular attention to the expression of "black dances" in Spanish and English performance cultures, she explores the ambivalent economy of interracial power relations in which those dances participated and intervened.

Noémie Ndiaye, is an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago. She works on representations of race and gender in early modern English, French and Spanish theatre and performance culture. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Renaissance Drama, Early Theatre, English Literary Renaissance and Literature Compass) and various edited collections. She is currently at work on her first monograph tentatively entitled "Scripts of Blackness: Early Modern Performance Culture and the Making of Race."


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Noémie Ndiaye, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago
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KC Kupperman

KC Kupperman left a positive review 10/22/2020

A really insightful and interesting talk. I hope I'll be able to check out the full book once it's published!