2020-2021 Afrofuturism Syllabus - Week 18 - Dr. Toniesha Taylor on "Mocked to Death by Time": Zora Neale Hurston as the Sound of Afrofuture Present Past to Future Past
Welcome to Week 18 of the ZORA! Festival 2020-2021 Afrofuturism Course!
Please begin by reviewing About the Course for an introduction and orientation to the 2020-2021 Afrofuturism Syllabus, which bridges the organizing themes of the first two years of the five-year Afrofuturism Conference Cycle: "What is Afrofuturism?" and "What is the Sound of Afrofuturism?"
Note: Each week the course coordinator will release new content related to the conference themes. Content posted here will remain publicly accessible and may be incorporated into other courses, in part or in full, via links to this site. Suggested citation: French, Scot. Syllabus for ZORA! Festival Afrofuturism Course, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fall 2020-Spring 2021. STARS, https://stars.library.ucf.edu/afrofuturism_syllabus_about/.
In the Conversations segment we share resources featuring participants in the 2020-2021 ZORA! Festival Afrofuturism Conference.
This week’s featured Conversation is a keynote talk by Dr. Toniesha Taylor, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences in the School of Communication, Texas Southern University.
Dr. Taylor presented the keynote talk, entitled "'Mocked to Death by Time': Zora Neale Hurston as the Sound of Afrofuture Present Past to Future Past," on January 29, 2021, as the afternoon session of Day 1 of the 2021 ZORA! Festival Academic Conference. The conference was was organized around the theme: "What is the Sound of Afrofuturism?"
The talk and Q&A session last about 90 minutes. Dr. Scot French introduces Dr. Taylor at the beginning of the video, and Dr. Taylor's talk begins about 1:34 minutes into the video.
You can find the keynote talk here.
Next week: Panel Discussion, 2021 ZORA! Festival Academic Conference, 1/30/2021.