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Arts Talks featuring Eva Wheeler

Jul 7

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Listen and learn with Eva Michelle Wheeler, a Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellow in the Department of African & African American Studies, is a sociocultural linguist who uses language as a lens for examining social phenomena in new ways. Chance encounters with a collection of Malcolm X speeches in Havana and a dubbing of BlacKkKlansman in Santo Domingo led her to explore how racial language in African American literature and film was being translated for international audiences. In this project, Prof. Wheeler discusses how the linguistic choices of translators function as a lens through which the world views and understands black identities, experiences, and cultural production. Join us for an extraordinary chat with questions and conversation to follow.


Francesqa Santos