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Faculty Bookwatch, Session 1 | Going There: Black Visual Satire

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Monday, March 22, 2021
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Faculty Bookwatch

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Please join us for a discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020) by Richard J. Powell. In this expansive study, Powell presents the rich and varied history of African American visual satire in the 20th and 21st centuries, giving the work its due in all its intelligence, daring, and critical power and raising important questions about the social power of art.


• Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke
• Huey Copeland, BFC Presidential Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
• Meta DuEwa Jones, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature, UNC Chapel Hill
• Beverly McIver, Professor of the Practice in Visual Arts, Duke
• Marcus Wood, Professor of English and Diaspora Studies, University of Sussex

The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members.

Session 2 will focus on the brilliant visual satirist Ollie Harrington, with a conversation between Richard J. Powell and art collector Walter O. Evans. It will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT. More info and registration here:

Co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries.

Contact: Sylvia Miller