A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference | April 26-29, 2012

Conversations with MARK ANTHONY NEAL

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
754 Schermerhorn Extension

Conversations with Mark Anthony Neal

 


 

Mark Anthony Neal is engaged in interdisciplinary scholarly work in the fields of African-American, Cultural, and Gender Studies that draws upon modes of inquiry informed by the fields of literary theory, urban sociology, social history, postmodern philosophy, Queer theory and most notably popular culture. My broad project is to interrogate popular culture--music, television, film, and literature--produced within the context of Afro-diasporic expressive cultures. It is my belief that popular culture represents an arena of knowledge that has a profound impact on societal and cultural norms in the United States and globally, but one that has been largely underscrutinized as a "serious" site of scholarly and theoretical study. It is also my belief that commercial popular culture represents a distinct site of ideological production, thus my own work aims to engage the ideological undercurrents within commercial popular culture particularly within the context of race, gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity.

Room 754 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRWGS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Thursday October 10, 2013