The central objective of the Black And Free Research-Creation Project is to reference and contribute to Black
studies scholarship and the practices of artists who explore ideas of blackness in theatre, film, visual art,
music and other forms of media. The project examines the following new research question: What do Black expressive
cultures in different parts of the world teach us about what it means to be Black and free in the 21st century? In
particular, this project Black expressions of freedom especially in societies where Black people’s concerns are
actively dismissed, denied and erased. Early stages of this research include site visits, interviews and the
creation of an annotated bibliography.
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Body: A Reader. Eds. Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick. New York: Routledge, 1999. 311-23. Print.
Brand, Dionne. At the Full and Change of the Moon. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1999. Print.
Diverlus, Rodney, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware, eds. Until We’re Free: Black Lives Matter in Canada.
Regina: University of Regina Press, 2020. Print.
Elam Jr., Harry J and Kennell Jackson, eds. Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular
Culture. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2005. Print.
Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press, 1963. Print.
Harrison, Paul Carter, Victor Leo Walker II, and Gus Edwards, eds. Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the
African Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.
Henderson, Mae Gwendolyn. “Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics, and the Black Woman Writer’s Literary
Tradition”. Changing our own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women. Ed. Cheryl A. Wall.
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Hope, Donna P. Inna di Dancehall: Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica. Mona, Jamaica:
University of the West Indies Press, 2006. Print.
Madison, D. Soyini. “Staging Fieldwork/Performing Human Rights.” The Safe Handbook of Performance Studies. Eds.
D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006. 397-418. Print.
McKittrick, Katherine. Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle. Minneapolis: University
Minnesota Press, 2006. Print.
Williams, Patricia J. “On Being the Object of Property”. Writing on the body: Female Embodiment and Feminist
Theory. Eds. K. Conboy, Nadia Medina and Sarah Stanbury. New York: Columbia Press, 1997. 155-175. Print.