CAAS is offering 11 courses for the Spring semester of 2013.
Archive – November 2012
Professor Anne A. Cheng's book, Second Skin: Jospehine Baker & The Modern Surface, received Honorable Mention from the 2012 Modernist Studies Association Book Award at their annual conference last week. Susan Stanford Friedman, President of the Modernist Studies Association had this to say about about Second Skin: "If one were to judge a book by its cover—and I'm not saying we did—Anne Cheng's Second Skin: Jospehine Baker & The Modern Surface (Oxford
The foremost African-American dance history scholar, tap dancer, and professor, Thomas DeFrantz presents “Monk’s Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk” as a wordless, danced, biography of the late jazz musician and composer. Presented with Eto Oro, this multi-media performance is created with Miditron and Isadora technology, and utilizes random images and songs to create a spontaneous improvisation or live choreography, at its very best.
Professor Jonathan Holloway of Yale University will speak on Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m. in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. This talk will explore the Black scholars’ experiences through personal, traumatic memories of Jim Crow, professional memories of denied opportunities, and communal memories of the black experience that manifest themselves into complicated feelings of racial obligation.
“Election 2012: What Happened and What Does it Mean?” will be the focus of a panel discussion the day after the presidential referendum on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall at Princeton University. Co-hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, the discussion will feature academic experts in the field of politics. A public reception will follow the discussion in the Shultz dining roo