Horrible Imaginings: Monstrosities of Desire in Kara Walker's Slavery! Slavery! and American Horror Story: Coven

Lekeisha Hughes

University of California San Diego

LeKeisha Hughes is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation Black Feminist Horror: Race, Gender, and the Making of Monstrosity in the U.S.calls together cultural and experiential modalities of horror in order to rethink the significance of horror for understanding structures of anti-blackness. 


Lekeisha Hughes turns to the characterization of 19th century figures Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau in American Horror Story: Coven (2013) and the silhouetted figures in Kara Walker’s 1997 installation Slavery!... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lekeisha Hughes (University of California San Diego)

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P02 » The Climate of Desire, Sex, Literature, and Empire (08:30 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment A)

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