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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Lecture

March 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A&M-Texarkana PLACE Lecture to Focus on Sexuality and Race in Popular Music

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a lecture discussing sexuality and race in popular music on Thursday, March 28. The event will take place in the University Center room 210 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

The discussion will focus on how the topics of race and sexuality (particularly lesbianism and bi-sexuality) are portrayed in the music of Katie Perry, Demi Lovato, and Cardi B., and how that music has often been interpreted differently. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Doug Julien, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, who will play some musical selections and lead the open talk about the lyrical content.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprised of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Gender Issues.”

For more information, contact Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE chair, at asikorski@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE.