Alternative Monuments and the Turn to Performance as Monumentalism

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm

Alternative Monuments is an exhibition of performative monuments that celebrates abolitionist heroes like Ellen Craft, Henry Box Brown, and William Wells Brown. This practice-as-research project intercedes in the current crisis surrounding Confederate monuments by trying to conceive of alternative monuments that celebrate lesser known heroes and narratives of the era.This project is researched under the mentorship of University of Georgia’s Dr. Barbara McCaskill from the English Department, Dr. Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin from the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Dr. Scott Nesbit from the College of Environment and Design.


Rebecca Jackson is a third year PhD student in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research explores performance to inform alternative modes of monumentalism. She is a past recipient of The Wilson Center for the Humanities Research Grant and a former Ideas for Creative Exploration research assistant. She lives in Athens with her pups and enjoys playing the guitar and piano.




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