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"Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance"

Carrie Mae Weems’ 1995-1996 installation “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried,” comprised of 34 photographic images from various archives (some of which were already in circulation) from the 19th and 20thcenturies, provides an opportunity to meditate on the discourses of woundedness that permeate much thinking on race, affect, and masochism while also allowing us to theorize brown jouissance. Following Lacan, Amber Jamilla Musser takes jouissance to be the experience of being a body, what Nestor Braunstein describes as “positivity, [...] ‘something’ liv

Stay and Defend: Shedding Light on the Unseen American Climate Refugees (Flash Seminar with David Smith '15)

As part of the SLU Innovation Grant-funded series on Building Skills for Advocacy & Activism, David Smith '15 will present a Flash Seminar focusing on his work investigating the impact of climate change on frontline communities in Alaska. The event will feature Stay & Defend, a documentary film that Smith created based on his research. The event is free and open to the public.

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