Visiting Black Intellectual Series: Dr. Shoniqua Roach: "Unpacking Pariah: Maternal Figuration and the Black Queer Liberation Plot"

October 27, 2022 @ 7:00pm

This talk is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

This talk takes Pariah as a departure point from which to examine the homophobic black maternal figure as an emergent archetype within contemporary black queer coming-out films. I mobilize black lesbian feminist methodologies to suggest that this archetype serves as the basis for an eminent cinematic genre that I theorize as the black queer liberation plot: neatly packaged black queer liberation narratives that predicate their protagonists sexual freedom on her fight from a central black maternal figure who often functions as a stand-in for the black community.

Watch Pariah beforehand at 4 PM in Jordan Hall 141 or wherever you rent movies.

Presented by CCM, Film Studies, and the Hub for Black Affairs & Community Engagement


Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all patrons while in the venue. 


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Thursday | 10.27.227:00pm
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