We are pleased to invite you to the 16th Annual David Noble Lecture featuring Professor Shelley Streeby, professor of literature at the University of California-San Diego. Join us for this special event being held on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7 pm at the Minnesota History Center. Professor Streeby will present the lecture "Archiving Black Transnational Modernity: Stereopticons, Scrapbooks and Social Movements." A reception will follow.
16th Annual David Noble Lecture featuring Shelley Streeby
"Archiving Black Transnational Modernity:
Stereopticons, Scrapbooks, and Social Movements"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Minnesota History Center
Harlem intellectual Hubert Harrison, who was born in the Virgin Islands and came to New York City in 1900, moved in and out of some of the most significant transnational movements of his day: the Socialist Party, the IWW, the Liberty League, and the UNIA. He also co-chaired the major Black protest of World War I, edited the Voice and Negro World, and was a popular lecturer and cultural critic. Harrison and other participants in transnational social movements constructed alternative histories of Black modernity, responded to white supremacist uses of media, traced connections between the US and the world, and imagined an internationalism other than Woodrow Wilson's. Prof. Streeby's talk examines Columbia University's archive of the "Hubert H. Harrison Papers, 1893-1927" and will focus on how transnational black identity and new black social movements, in the United States and the Caribbean, found expression after World War I in the popular
culture of the 1920s.
Shelley Streeby is a professor of literature at the University of California-San Diego. Streeby works in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies, with a specialization in U.S. historical and literary studies through the early 20th century. She is currently working on a book on transnational movements in U.S. literature and visual culture from 1886, the year of the Haymarket riot in Chicago, through 1927, the year that Marcus Garvey was deported. She also serves on the managing editorial board of American Quarterly: The Journal of the American Studies Association.