Adrienne Brown is an associate professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Race and Real Estate (co-edited with Valerie Smith, Oxford University Press, 2015), The Black Skyscraper: Modern Architecture and the Shape of Race and Writing (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) and a forthcoming edited collection of W. E. B. Du Bois’s speculative short fiction with Britt Rusert. She also writes about sound, performance, and pop music.
New Formation: Janelle Monáe’s Radical Emotion Pictures
"Dirty Computer" finds Monáe not only inserting herself into traditions that can’t fully contain her but resculpting them in her likeness....