A Round Table on Black Women’s Horror Aesthetics & Traditions
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Lea Anderson will moderate a conversation with Ashlee Blackwell, Moon Ferguson, Dianca London Potts, and Dani Bethea exploring Black women’s representations in horror to establish our specific aesthetics and traditions within the genre. Following in the tradition of Shudder’s acclaimed documentary, we’ll use Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman’s noted text, Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890’s to Present to look at how the supposed evil prescribed to African spiritual religions across the diaspora has been sewn in alignment with the policing of Black femininity. Through examination of these representations, we’ll establish an aesthetic and tradition particular to Black women’s horror, and discuss what the recognition of said tradition necessarily means for the future of the genre.
Presented by Lea Anderson, Ashlee Blackwell, Moon Ferguson, Dianca London Potts, Dani Bethea