University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Eric Lott


Cultural historian Eric Lott has written and lectured widely on the politics of U.S. literature, music, performance and intellectual life. He received his Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and taught for more than 20 years at the University of Virginia. He has published dozens of articles, essays and reviews in books and journals such as the Village Voice, the Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Social Text, PMLA, Representations and American Quarterly. His new book is "Black Mirror: The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism," and he is also the author of "The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual" and "Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class," from which Bob Dylan took the title of his 2001 album of the same name.

Besides lecturing internationally, Lott has been an active panelist at American studies and humanities conferences. He is a co-director of the Dartmouth American Studies Institute, and he recently served on the program committee of the American Studies Association. He has received fellowships from Princeton, Cornell, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Scheduled events:
Conundrums of Racial Divides in American Culture
A distinguished historian and an expert on education explore -- from surprisingly divergent perspectives -- questions of racial difference and mythologies that eat at the heart of U.S. society.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nolan Cabrera, Eric Lott
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez

Book:
Black Mirror: The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism
History / Biography
Harvard UP
September 2017
ISBN 9780674967717
288 pages
$29.95, INSTOCK
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Blackness is a prized commodity in American pop culture. Marketed to white consumers, it invites whites to view themselves in a mirror of racial difference, while remaining “wholly” white. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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