On October 19, speaker Eric Wright presented a lecture on “Cultural Memory and Social Crisis in African American Music: Evolution of a Multi-Disciplinary Process” as part of UCF Africana Studies’ 2015-16 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series.
Wright talked about the relationships between memory and identity in Africana Studies scholarship to show how social memory theory can be used to understand trends in African American music through the incorporation of concepts from social trauma theory.
He will also discuss how music informs the major narratives of African American identity and provides temporal “sites of memory” in which personal and group identities are celebrated in quasi-ritual settings such as juke joints, house parties, nightclubs, and churches.
Date: October 19, 2015
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.
Where: Student Union Key West 218 A