Wed., April 12: Daphne Brooks: The Knowles Sisters' Political Hour: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent at the End of the Third Reconstruction
American Studies is cosponsoring an event with the Africana Studies Department! Daphne A. Brooks is professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom,1850-1910 (Duke UP, 2006) and Jeff Buckley's Grace (Continuum, 2005). Brooks is currently finishing Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). She is also the author of the liner notes for The Complete Tammi Terrell (Universal A&R, 2010) and Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia (Sony, 2011), each of which has won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding music writing. Brooks is also currently a co-editor of the 33 1/3 Books About Music Series.