113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Plenary Address and Luncheon

Session Chair: 
Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
Saturday 12:00-1:30pm
Parlors (PH-ET)


  1. Kara Keeling, University of Southern California
    This talk will bring African American novelist Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed (1980) into conversation with Black British filmmaker John Akomfrah’s 1996 film The Last Angel of History in order to advance theories of queer temporality at an interface with Black existence. Kara Keeling, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, working also in the areas of Black Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Cultural Studies.
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