Geneva, NY-“The Problem of the Visual in Black Culture” will be the third in the spring lecture series hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. Michelle Wallace will offer her presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney Street, on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Michele Wallace is a professor of English, film studies, and women's studies at the City College of New York, and professor in the Ph.D. program at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Previously, she has taught at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, the University of California at La Jolla, and the University of Buffalo. She lectures and writes about feminism, gender, art, and culture, and the effects of sexism and racism on black women. Her books include Passing, Lynching, and Jim Crow: A Genealogy of Race and Gender in U.S. Visual Culture, 1895-1929, Black Popular Culture, Invisibility Blues: From Pop To Theory, and To Hell and Back: Black Feminism in the 70s and 80s.
This lecture is free and open to the public.