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Black Anthroposcreens: Queen Sugar and Black Panther


Black Anthroposcreens: Queen Sugar and Black Panther

February 1, 2022
6:00 7:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Julia Leyda
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

This talk situates two popular screen texts within the frameworks of Black media studies and environmental humanities. Mobilizing the concept of the climate unconscious in combination with analysis of Black cultural representation (both on- and off-screen), it theorizes the affective resonances and environmental politics of two US American Black screen productions: Queen Sugar and Black Panther. The climate unconscious frame binds together the two textual analyses to demonstrate what this concept adds to debates over representation in general—while engaging the latter as a necessary and ongoing part of understanding Black American films and television as always already ecological.

Julia Leyda is Professor in Film Studies in the Department of Art and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, where she is a founder of the NTNU Environmental Humanities Research Group. She teaches and conducts research in and across the disciplines including the environmental humanities, intersectional feminist cultural studies, and film/television/media studies. She has written, edited, or co-edited six books; her current manuscript focuses on the climate unconscious in popular television and film.

Online event, to be streamed via Zoom. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-series-current-issues-north-american-studies-and-cultural-studies-tickets-183369401 817

In cooperation with the North American Studies Program of the University of Bonn.