Pottery by Any Means Necessary: Resistance in the Art of David Drake
MICHAEL BRAMWELL Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship
Michael J. Bramwell is a Ph.D. student in the Department of American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a professional visual artist and Educator born in the South Bronx and raised in Harlem. Michael’s recent scholarship: “Potter’s Field: Trauma and Representation in the Art of David Drake,” is published in: “I Wonder Where is All My Relations? The Poetics of Dave the Potter,” Oxford University Press, 2018. Michael will use Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection (Souls Grown Deep Archive), and the Southern Historical Collection, to explore vernacular art and its relation to the abolition movement in the United States.
This informal program is part of the summer and fall Wilson Library Research Forum. Each program is an opportunity to hear from one or more fellows about research work that draws on the collections and expertise of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Please visit Wilson Library’s grants and fellowships page to learn more.