My SPEP 2012 Paper

My SPEP 2012 Paper

Today at 4 I’m giving a talk at SPEP. It’s titled “I’ve Lost Control: Negative Affect, Feminism, and Race.” Kathryn Gines from PSU has some great questions and commentary, too.

Here‘s a link to a copy of the paper.

Here is the Grace Jones song I’m discussing: 

GRACE JONES – She’s Lost Control from Videodrome Discothèque on Vimeo.

And here’s the Adrian Piper piece I talk about:

It reads: 

I am black.

I am sure you did not realize this when you made/laughed at/agreed with that racist remark in the past. I have attempted to alert white people to my racial identity in advance. Unfortunately, this invariably causes them to react to me as pushy, manipulative, or socially inappropriate. Therefore, y policy is to assume that white people do not make these remarks, even when they believe there are no black present, and to distribute this card when they do.

I regret any discomfort my presence is causing you, just as i am sure you regret the discomfort your racism is causing me.