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Afrofuturism: The Futures of Afrofuturism: A symposium


The Futures of Afrofuturism: A symposium

March 30-31, 2017
Haslam Business Building, West Wing, Rm. 440

The Futures of Afrofuturism will present new perspectives on Afrofuturism, a contemporary arts movement connecting the musical, literary, and visual arts and combining elements of science fiction and speculative futurism, history, and fantasy with African and African diasporic cultures and political standpoints.


  • Tiffany Barber, Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester
  • Michael Bennett, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University
  • Jonathan Eburne, Comparative Literature and English, Pennsylvania State University
  • Nettrice Gaskins, Artist
  • Scott Heath, English, Georgia State University
  • André M. Carrington, English and Philosophy, Drexel University
  • Alessandra Raengo, Moving Image Studies, Georgia State University

SPONSORED BY: The Haines Morris Fund, Department of English, Ready for the World, UT Humanities Center

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Schedule of symposium events

Thursday, March 30

Friday, March 31