Afrofantastic: Seeing the Impact of Black Speculation and Liberation in American Culture

What is Afrofuturism and why does it matter to our contemporary moment? In this presentation, Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Core Faculty in the Consortium For Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research (CEDAR), and Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum, explores the manifestation of Black speculative practice. How do ideas of liberation and speculation central to Afrofuturism manifest in the past, shape the present, and offer a better future? This presentation will examine the complex legacy of these ideas through literature, comics, and emerging speculative practice shaping our collective experience.