Hello world!


Welcome to the first post on my blog! It has been a few weeks since I last posted on my “20th Century Black Material Culture” graduate seminar class {with Dr. Tanisha Ford} blog, Janie’s Overalls: Theorizing & Signifying with Zora Neale Hurston. The title was inspired by the first book we read in class, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston. That book was full of vivid descriptions of black material culture including of the clothing, the homes, and the metaphors Hurston used throughout the book. If you don’t know the book, pick it up and read it! You will enjoy it. And if you don’t know about the class blog, go check it out {link}!

Here is a list of my posts from over the course of the semester:

  1. Dress By an Unidentified Slave Woman
  2. Feed Me ‘Til I Want No More
  3. Comin’ From Where I’m From
  4. A Search for Self
  5. Music Is My Mistress
  6. Siddis in Karnataka
  7. Enitan Vintage
  8. At Home with Gbenga Akinnagbe
  9. Blackface in Korea, 2017
  10. Dance, Dance Revolution
  11. The Indentured Servitude of Sarah Stout
  12. Are We All Performing?

Overall, I am so proud of what our class was able to assemble on Janie’s Overall’s over the Spring 2017 term. I would like to continue that momentum on this blog. Please stay tuned!

{Image: Calla Lilies by Ana Rodriguez Carrington is licensed under CC by 2.0.}

#janiesoveralls #blackmaterialculture #zoranealehurston

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