Why Do We Do This? is the question at the heart of a conversation with award-winning cultural critic and Princeton Belknap Fellow Soraya Nadia McDonald and Dexter Thomas, ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Emerging Voices Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton’s Humanities Council. The discussion will explore finding purpose and passion in theater in a world where history keeps repeating itself with a look at 1921, 2021, and beyond. This conversation continues themes from the fall 2021 centennial symposium, “Reactivating Memory: Shuffle Along and the Tulsa Race Massacre,” which examined these seemingly disparate events in 1921 and what can be learned from them today.
Belknap Short-Term Visiting Fellows are selected each year by Princeton’s Humanities Council. During intensive three- to five-day visits, these Fellows lecture and participate in classes, colloquia and informal discussions. This event is presented by the Humanities Council and co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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The virtual conversation will take place via Zoom Webinar and is free and open to the public; registration required. Register for the Zoom Webinar
The webinar will include open/live captioning (CART) via Zoom. Guests in need of other access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least one week prior to the event date.