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11.01.06 01:11 AM

Hip-Hop Studies Week @ Duke -- November 7-9, 2006

“Teach the Bourgeois and Rock the Boulevard”: Hip-Hop Studies and the Academy

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
White Lecture Hall, Room 107
7:00 PM
Screening: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: Masculinity and Hip-Hop-A film by Byron
Hurt. Discussion and Q&A with Filmmaker

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240
(Wednesday at the Center)
A Conversation with Joan Morgan, award-winning journalist and author of
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist (1999)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Giles Common Room (East Campus)
5:30 pm
Reception for Hip-Hop Studies Week @ Duke

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
White Lecture Hall, Room 107
7:00 PM
Panel Discussion-Drop It Like it's Hot: Sex, Race, Gender and Hip-Hop
Participants: Byron Hurt; Joan Morgan, Tim'm West (Trinity '97) and Special Guests


The purpose of “Teach the Bourgeois and Rock the Boulevard”: Hip-Hop Studies and the Academy is to critically examine the emergence of Hip-Hop Studies as a legitimate field of study. There are more than 150 colleges and universities that currently offer courses with significant content related to hip-hop culture and with the creation of a Hip-Hop Archive, founded at Harvard by anthropologist Marcylina Morgan and currently residing at Stanford University, combined with the Smithsonian's recent announcement that it intends to mount an exhibit on Hip-Hop culture, this conference could not be better timed.

While the development of hip-hop as a musical genre and cultural phenomenon has been researched and written about extensively, our interest is in using “Teach the Bourgeois and Rock the Boulevard” to examine issues critical to everyday life in contemporary American society, with a particular focus on the intersections a sex, race, gender, class and sexual preference in contemporary popular culture


John Hope Franklin Center, Institute for Critical US Studies, Franklin
Humanities Institute, Cultural Anthropology, Women's Studies at Duke,
Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs, English Department,
Duke University Center for International Studies, African and African
American Studies, Film/Video/Digital Program

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