Madea’s Big Scholarly Roundtable


A panel discussion examined the work of African American media mogul Tyler Perry, one of Hollywood’s leading box-office performers, during a symposium at Northwestern on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Moderated and organized by Miriam Petty, assistant professor of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University, the panel included speakers Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), Racquel Gate (CUNY College of Staten Island), Daniel Black (Clark-Atlanta University), Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University), and E. Patrick Johnson (Northwestern University).

Listen now (audio, 2 hours, 8 minutes)

This program was cosponsored by Block Cinema, the Black Arts Initiative, and the Departments of Radio/Television/Film, African American Studies, and Performance Studies.

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