Thursday Jun 25, 2020

Episode 21: Hoop Dreams, High Flying Bird, and Sporting Blackness on Screen with Samantha Sheppard

In Johanna's first episode as co-host, she joins Derek and Nathan in conversation with Samantha N. Sheppard about the films Hoop Dreams and High Flying Bird and the ways they anticipate, explain, and address the moment of rebellion unfolding around us. Samatha Sheppard is the Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. Her work has appeared in venues such as The Atlantic and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the author of the brand new this month book -- which will undoubtedly be essential reading -- Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen and is co-editor of the anthologies From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry and Sporting Realities: Critical Readings on the Sports Documentary forthcoming this year with University of Nebraska Press.  

You can find Samantha Sheppard's new book Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen here. You can find Nathan's essay on High Flying Bird here. Samantha Sheppard is on Twitter @samshepPhD



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**For a transcription of this episode please click here. Huge thanks to @Punkadmic for making this happen!**


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