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The Consumption and Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain

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The Consumption and Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain

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The Consumption and Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain

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Date and Time

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Jeffrey Coleman specializes in Contemporary Peninsular Spanish and Catalan Theater. He has authored articles published in the Journal of Catalan Studies, Symposium, Estreno, Catalan Review and other venues. His current book project, The Necropolitical Theatre: Race and Immigration on the Contemporary Spanish Stage, explores how the intersections of race and the migration of Latin American, Sub-Saharan and North African people into Spain manifests in Spanish theater from 1991 to the present. This afternoon’s lecture stems from this book as well as a future project on the representation of Blackness in Spanish popular culture. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Spain has consumed, coopted, and rejected Blackness and Black people in various ways. This talk will analyze literature, sports and popular culture in order to demonstrate how Spain’s oscillating whiteness operates to the detriment of its development as an increasingly multiracial nation.
Prominent examples include: the caricature of Black people in advertising and the representation of black immigration. By analyzing these cases, we can reach a stronger understanding of how Blackness operates in Spain. In addition, the talk will end discussing how Black people in Spain have begun to organize in order to fight problematic representations of Blackness in society.

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Lindy Villa
lvilla@sandiego.edu
6192602326

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