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Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) & the ULS Collection

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February 28, 2019 Event - Blackness and the Powers of Horror: Film, Performance, Poetry, Criticism

How can the vocabulary of the horror genre—expressed across the arts—speak about blackness and black experience? The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center, and Romero Lives! present an evening of performance, film, poetry, and discussion about the relationship between blackness and the horror genre, convened as part of Romero Lives!, the year-long celebration of Pittsburgh filmmaker George A. Romero’s life and legacy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his landmark horror film, Night of the Living Dead.

Night was a milestone not just for horror, but for the representation of black characters in genre film, and it has been a touchstone for black filmmakers, writers, and artists for the past 50 years. Our four panelists will present their own work in dialogue with Night and the larger horror genre, and will discuss issues of race, queerness, and horror.

Presented by:
Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center, Romero Lives!

Location and Address:
Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre
Cathedral of Learning Basement
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Poet, Simone White
Writer/Director, Zandashé Brown
Composer/Performance Artist, M. Lamar
Founder, Graveyard Shift Sisters/Producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, Ashlee Blackwell

simone white signing books

Simone White in Hillman Library