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Keynote

Talking Pictures: Black Feminist Generations

Michele Wallace
Professor of English at the City University of New York

Talking Pictures: Black Feminist Generations is a semi-autobiographical presentation of photographs, artworks and fashions by various members of Dr. Wallace’s family. Drawing on photographs and fashions from her grandmother, Mme Willi Posey, art and photographs by her mother, Faith Ringgold, and photographs from her niece, Faith Wallace-Gadsden. Dr. Wallace will weave an inter-generational narrative with text and images. Further, the presentation will act as a tribute and memorialization of her grandparents, in particular her two grandmothers she knew as Momma T and Momma Jones.

Michele Wallace is Visiting Professor at the Africana Research and Study Center, Cornell University, as well as Professor of English at the City University of New York. She is a feminist cultural critic and public intellectual, and has authored many books and articles including Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (The Dial Press, 1979; reissue Verso 1990); Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory and Back Again (Verso, 1990; reissued second edition Verso 2004), and most recently Dark Designs and Visual Culture (Duke UP, October 2004).