October 19 - 21, 2023
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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“The Overweight Lover’s in the House!”: Heavy D, Race, Corpulence, and Bodily Activism in Visual and Narrative Culture

Oct 19 2023
11:0 AM - 12:20 PM

In this workshop, participants will analyze how hip-hop entertainer Dwight “Heavy D” Myers actively engaged in body politics through his work and public persona by using corpulence as an identity that undermines traditional conceptions and performances of corpulence and Blackness. It illuminates the body as a location for the inscription and dissemination of ideology, as it demonstrates how said body negotiates identity.

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