UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow , Erin Gray, PhD - "The Incendiary Third Image of Lynching: Santiago Alvarez's Now! and the Red Summer of 1965"
Department: African American StudiesDate and Time: January 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Event Location: HIB 135
Erin Gray, PhD
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine
4-5:30PM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and the School of Humanities
“The Incendiary Third Image of Lynching: Santiago Alvarez’s Now! and the Red Summer of 1965”
In this research presentation, Erin Gray discusses the 1965 experimental newsreel, Now!, by Cuban cineaste Santiago Álvarez. She focuses on Alvarez’s incineration of a photograph of the public burning of William Brown in Omaha, Nebraska in 1919, and analyses Álvarez’s use of fire to alter the readability of images of Black revolt.