Issue 12.3-13.1 | Summer 2014/Fall 2014 / Guest Edited by Kim F. Hall, Monica L. Miller, and Yvette Christiansë

Moving Across Disciplines and Genres: Teaching Shange

In “Moving Across Disciplines and Genres: Teaching Shange,” scholars, writers, and teachers explore what it means to teach Shange’s works as “embodied” texts. Using music, dance, voice and gesture, Shange “attacks, deforms and maims” the English language to create new spaces and forms more suited to afrodiasporic and black female experience. The video gives tips on reading Shange derived from the “Worlds of Shange” faculty and undergraduate seminars taught at Barnard College.

“Moving Across Disciplines and Genres: Teaching Shange” features interviews with Monica L. Miller, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Kim F. Hall, Mariel Rodney, Jennifer DeVere Brody, and Soyica Diggs Colbert.