Sites of Memory: Gender, Performance, and the Law

Students will collaborate with legal scholar Patricia Williams, literary historian Autumn Womack, and guest artists and performers to creatively explore the theatrical and performative archives that animate what we’ll understand as black (gendered) legal performances. We will investigate a range of sites—from the Margaret Garner trial to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing—and the embodied, visual and sonic histories that score them. Alongside filmmakers, visual artists, and performers, students will construct a multi-modal creative record that fills in the silences and supplements the noise that accompanies these trials.



C01 — Autumn M. Womack + Patricia Williams

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM


Autumn Womack