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Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Tags: Media, Representation, Narrative, Metaphor, Imagery, Performance
This session investigates or states the effects of having one's social identity (mis)represented by a popular media franchise. Poets like Morgan Parker are in conversation with media franchises, expressing how these popular icons influence one's social identity. Her collection, There Are Things More Beautiful Than Beyoncé, explores her complicated feelings towards Beyoncé as a symbol of Black women's strength and objectification. Using narrative, metaphor, imagery and performance, writers will explore a specific detail of a media franchise important to their childhood and either celebrate or critique an icon essential to their upbringing.