“Bringing Unknown Patterns into View: The Critical Vision of Robert B. Stepto

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
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On Friday, October 30, 2015, the Department of African American Studies–in partnership with American Studies, English, the Beinecke Library, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Office of the President–will host a Festschrift conference to honor our colleague and friend, Robert B. Stepto.

You are cordially invited to join us for “Bringing Unknown Patterns into View: The Critical Vision of Robert B. Stepto.” 

The celebration will be an all-day affair, from 9am to 6pm, featuring original work by an outstanding group of Professor Stepto’s former students.

We will gather to celebrate Robert Stepto’s scholarship and the example he has set by generating his work from one place: here at Yale, during a 40-year career centered in African American Studies, but also in collaboration with his other intellectual homes–in the Departments of English and American Studies, at Beinecke Library and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Robert Stepto has long embraced the interdisciplinarity which defines what we aspire to do.

**Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Poster Image:  Bearden, Romare (1911-1988) © VAGA, NY. The Block. 1971. Right panel of six (1978.61.6). Cut and pasted printed, colored and metallic papers, photostats, graphite, ink marker, gouache, watercolor, and ink on Masonite. 48 x 216 in. (121.9 x 548.6 cm.) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shore, 1978 (1978.61.6) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image Source: Art Resource, NY.  Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York. www.vagarights.org

Poster design by Claire Schwartz (‘18), African American Studies/American Studies, Yale University.