EventsConversations with Beloved & Kindred: LoveCraft Country Season 1 Episode 7, I Am and Season 1 Episode 8, Jig-a-Bobo

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Conversations with Beloved & Kindred: LoveCraft Country Season 1 Episode 7, I Am and Season 1 Episode 8, Jig-a-Bobo

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Conversations with Beloved & Kindred: Engaging the Lived Black Experience via Speculative Fiction, facilitated by Dr. Grace Gipson, Assistant Professor-Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University,and Dr. Kaniqua Robinson, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

This conversation will explore SEASON 1 EPISODE 7, I Am and SEASON 1 EPISODE 8, Jig-a-Bobo of the HBO television series LovecraftCountry which follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he embarks on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H. P. Lovecraft paperback.

Conversations with Beloved & Kindred is a free form dialogue on creative works of speculative fiction (i.e. literature, film, television, and art) grounded in the Black lived experience. Inspired by the work of two legends, Toni Morrison and Octavia Butler, Dr. Gipson and Dr.Robinson engage the lived Black experience via reimagined speculative Black pasts and presents, giving voice to the silenced narratives.

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