PH 3-11 Gomez.pptx - Jewelle Gomez The Gilda Stories Jewelle Gomez Biography b 1948 in Boston MA African\/Dominican\/Native(Wampanoag\/Massasoit ancestry

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Unformatted text preview: Jewelle Gomez The Gilda Stories Jewelle Gomez Biography b. 1948 in Boston, MA African/Dominican/Native (Wampanoag/Massasoit) ancestry Raised by her great-grandmother Self-described “foremother of Afrofuturism” Has written short fiction, plays and essays, but this is her only full-length novel Also very involved in philanthropy Jewelle Gomez Politics • Lesbian-feminist activist since the 1970s • With Dr. Diane Sabin; the couple were litigants in In re Marriage Cases, the legal contest that approved same-sex marriage in CA in 2008 Will be on TV in 2020! Hopefully. Trailer for The Owls (Cheryl Dunye, 2010) Gilda’s Timeline 1850, Louisiana Fugitive Slave Act requires runaway slaves in free states be returned to the South New Orleans is the only city in the US to have been colonized by the French, Spanish, and English Gilda’s Timeline 1890, Yerba Buena Original name of the settlement that later became San Francisco, CA Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives is published about tenement life in NYC Gilda’s Timeline 1921, Rosebud, Missouri Population was 162 in 1930 (409 by 2010) and is 0.89 square miles large 1920: 19th Amendment to the US Constitution prohibits voting discrimination on the basis of sex Gilda’s Timeline 1955, South End (Boston, MA) By 1940s, had become a tenement district for new immigrants, single gay men, and the Black middle-class (largest concentration of Pullman Porters in the US) Rosa Parks refuses to vacate her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama Discussion Topics GROUP 1 GROUP 2 Impossible expressions of Differences between intimacy in her new rural and urban Black community with Sorel & communities Anthony Gilda’s “stud” aesthetic Eleanor as specter of vs. male violence white supremacy/white Gilda’s choice to refuse feminism herself family Gilda as prop white women instrumentalize GROUP 3 How Gilda’s community (among Black women mortals) differs from her past community (among vampires) Sex scene murder scene Fox as specter… of what? Type of violence are facing Black communities at this point in modernity Saidiya Hartman , Lose Your Mother 1971, Off-Broadway Politics Attica prison riot on Sept. 9 Response to execution of George Jackson, founder of the Black Guerrilla Family while incarcerated 1,281/2,200 incarcerated people took control of the prison; 42 staff taken hostage 28 demands granted, but not amnesty or firing of superintendent 33 incarcerated people and 10 correctional officers were killed 1971, Off-Broadway Politics & Culture Godspell is released (“Day by Day”) Black Arts Movement Emphasis on racial pride, building institutions for Black culture, & selfdetermination Downtown scene in NYC becoming known for major crime (prostitution, heroin addiction, homicide, etc.) Jules et Jim trailer The Ship of Fools trailer 1981, Down by the Riverside (Columbia) Ken Horne in San Francisco identified as first patient of the AIDS epidemic in the US One of the most statistically violent years in NYC history; see documentary short Forgotten Black singers, ex: Margo Sylvia, Ronnie Dyson Gilda’s Timeline The “Future” 2020, Hampton Falls, NH Primarily a farming and lumbering community, fewer than 2,500 pop. today (98% white) 2050, “Land of Enchantment” Nickname for New Mexico? Escape to Machu Picchu Final sound in the book is an old slave song/spiritual: “Steal Away to Jesus” ...
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