Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Maryland College Park
Re: MC NORMCORE
Free, White, and 21Thanks for these questions. To answer your first question: I don’t see a fixed binary between queer and normative, but I think your comments do helpfully point out a difference between how we are each using or understanding queer. For me, queer must cente ...
Re: MC NORMCORE
echolocationHi Again everybody, Chris, I totally agree with your analysis of the "Hard Out Here" video. But I don't see it as so different from the "We Can't Stop" video. Both use black women's bodies to define a white woman's ...
Thanks for the great feedbackThanks for the great feedback Lauren and Ryan! I agree that Lauren did a fantastic job curating this week! I think what I am trying to emphasize is what it might mean to take reality television seriously as a type of constructed performance. The way in wh ...
Great post and greatGreat post and great week Lauren! I share your interest in looking at signs of "bad taste" as productive sites of analysis. I like how you work not to relieve the tension of defining blackness but instead point to a "black space" that ...
Re: Authenticity, The Academy, and the Commodification of Activism: How Oscar Acceptance Becomes Political Platform
Interesting post Ryan!I think it is especially interesting how you mark the work that the term "acceptance" is doing alongside these speeches. The speeches seem to be made up of vaguely activist stances. However, as you note, it appears that only certain activist sta ...