White Mansions, Black Bodies: Jordan Peele's "Get Out" and the New Age Slave Plantation

Dr. Novotny Lawrence
05 Nov 2020
6:00 PM
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Committee on Lectures

Professor Novotny Lawrence discusses Jordan Peele's horror thriller Get Out, demonstrating the ways in which the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial politics. In doing, Peele uses the cinema as a tool for social activism, working to help create a future in which citizens will potentially be more informed about, attuned to, and concerned with fighting against systemic racism. Fall 2020 Liberals Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture