Zooming While Black: emotional labours and the connections crafted

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This dialogic, poetic critical inquiry will explore the opportunities for connection and the emotional labours expended when two global Africans living abroad in Australia have to navigate media making via Zoom. Critical race theory as well as film and literature that centres Black protagonists within Speculative fiction, Sci-Fi, and Slave narratives will be used for analysis of counternarratives. Focus will be on the act of storying oneself for others, how one may be read in this collective storytelling, how one might re-story oneself, and how one might boldly go where no Afrofuturistic being has gone before.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNortheast Media Literacy Conference 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States of America
Duration: 6 Nov 20207 Nov 2020
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceNortheast Media Literacy Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleNMLC 2020
CountryUnited States of America
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