Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos

Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos


When? Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3pm

Where? Damen Student Center MPR

Who? Dr. Marisa Parham is a professor of English at Amherst College. She is also the director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project and a Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

What? This talk looks at rememory, affective excess, and glitch aesthetics in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Hiro Murai’s video for Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” and Zun Lee’s digital project, “Fade Resistance.” How might we conceptualize “the digital” as a kind of mediation that articulates the time and space of diasporic experience?