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The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition: Shana Redmond

Portrait of Shana Redmond
March 10, 2023
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Faculty Club Grand Lounge

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2023-03-10 16:00:00 2023-03-10 17:30:00 The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition: Shana Redmond This year's William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition will feature Shana Redmond, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She will present "‘Agencies of Menace': The State, the Car, and the Music in Between." In this work-in-progress, Redmond listens in conspiracy with Black drivers and passengers in the moments before fatal traffic stops in order to mark the histories and scale of state violence in the U.S. and the ways in which Black living eludes and exceeds contemporary political and musical study. Shana L. Redmond (she / her) is a writer and scholar of Black life and culture. She is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014) and Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke UP, 2020), which received a number of prizes including a 2021 American Book Award. She regularly writes for public outlets including NPR and the BBC, as well as having authored liner notes for the vinyl soundtrack release of Jordan Peele's film Us (Waxwork Records, 2019) and String Quartets, Nos. 1-12 (TUM Records, 2022) by musician-composer-creative Wadada Leo Smith. She is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University and President of the American Studies Association (2022-2023). The lecture is 4 - 5:30 pm, with a reception to follow.  Established in 1965, the William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition began with a gift from William A. Hammond, (MA 1917 and PhD 1929). This event is hosted by the OSU Humanities Institute. Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.  Click here to RSVP  For more information, including any accessibility requests, email moriarty.8@osu.edu.  The Humanities Institute and its related centers host a wide range of events, from intense discussions of works in progress to cutting-edge presentations from world-known scholars, artists, and activists, and everything in between. In our current moment of riding the unpredictable currents of the pandemic, we reaffirm the value of in-person engagement. We strive to amplify the energy in the room. But we also recognize the need to be careful and the fact that not all our guests will be able to visit our space. We, therefore, will continue to offer Zoom access to all our events upon request. If you wish to have such access, please send your request to moriarty.8@osu.edu.  Faculty Club Grand Lounge Humanities Institute huminst@osu.edu America/New_York public

This year's William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition will feature Shana Redmond, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She will present "‘Agencies of Menace': The State, the Car, and the Music in Between."

In this work-in-progress, Redmond listens in conspiracy with Black drivers and passengers in the moments before fatal traffic stops in order to mark the histories and scale of state violence in the U.S. and the ways in which Black living eludes and exceeds contemporary political and musical study.

Shana L. Redmond (she / her) is a writer and scholar of Black life and culture. She is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014) and Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke UP, 2020), which received a number of prizes including a 2021 American Book Award. She regularly writes for public outlets including NPR and the BBC, as well as having authored liner notes for the vinyl soundtrack release of Jordan Peele's film Us (Waxwork Records, 2019) and String Quartets, Nos. 1-12 (TUM Records, 2022) by musician-composer-creative Wadada Leo Smith. She is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University and President of the American Studies Association (2022-2023).

The lecture is 4 - 5:30 pm, with a reception to follow. 

Established in 1965, the William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition began with a gift from William A. Hammond, (MA 1917 and PhD 1929).

This event is hosted by the OSU Humanities Institute. Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. 

Click here to RSVP 

For more information, including any accessibility requests, email moriarty.8@osu.edu. 

The Humanities Institute and its related centers host a wide range of events, from intense discussions of works in progress to cutting-edge presentations from world-known scholars, artists, and activists, and everything in between. In our current moment of riding the unpredictable currents of the pandemic, we reaffirm the value of in-person engagement. We strive to amplify the energy in the room. But we also recognize the need to be careful and the fact that not all our guests will be able to visit our space. We, therefore, will continue to offer Zoom access to all our events upon request. If you wish to have such access, please send your request to moriarty.8@osu.edu.