Miles Grier, “Some Guy Named Art: Joni Mitchell and Female Masculinity in Classic Rock”
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: East Parlors, East Duke Building (Note location)
a Women's Studies event.
Please join us for a talk with Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow Miles Grier. In line with this year’s Women's Studies theme of the Future of the Feminist 70s, he revisits Joni Mitchell, her battle against femiphobia in the rock industry, and her somewhat unique deployment of a blackface transvestism to confront the gender ideology of the rock industry.
Miles Parks Grier is 2010-2012 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s Studies and the Program in Literature, also affiliated with the FHI. He received his PhD in American Studies from New York University in 2010. He is at work on a book, tentatively titled Reading Black Characters: Staging Literacy, 1604-1855, which looks at the combined work of blackface and typeface in creating racial literacy in the Atlantic world.