Dr. Shana Redmond, MAC '02 Lecture

Starts 7:00 PM
Thursday Sep 28, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

"'I go on singing': The Hypermedia Afterlife of Paul Robeson"


Though once the most recognizable Black artist in the world, Paul Robeson (1898-1976) has faded from common knowledge in the U.S. The victim of a comprehensive political erasure by the federal government, he nonetheless recurs in the music, poetry, exhibitions, and landscapes of working people throughout the African World. This lecture will situate his labors as a singer and activist through his repetition as a series of metaphysical states during the mid-century moment of his persecution as well as the years following his death.



Shana L. Redmond, (Macalester '02) Ph.D., is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014) and Associate Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at UCLA. She is a contributor to and co-editor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke UP, 2016) and co-editor of the University of California Press book series "Music of the African Diaspora." She is currently writing two books: Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson and The Song That Saved the World: Black Music After Disaster.

Contact: Crystal Moten

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Admission: Free