This talk will broach the question of race in relation to the image of serial girls in literature and visual art.
A specific focus will be placed on how seriality affects women of color: How does this concept operate both formally and symbolically, imposing an ideal (white) female body and an ideal image of femininity?
The aim of this talk is to showcase the way seriality is also used by artists of color as a means for resistance against white cultural supremacy and (white) misogyny.
In this context, the image of serial girls appears as a symptom of racism and as the possibility of anti-racist engagement.
Presented by the Faculty of Arts Speaker Series in collaboration with the Department of Classical and Modern Languages & the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.
Sponsored by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund
Open to everyone.