Using the artwork of Southern-born but Los Angeles-based artist Jerry Weems, this performative autoethnography engages artistic renderings of Black Southern cultural life as lived and historicized; as nostalgia and hauntology; as remembrance and recovery; between the there-and-then and the here-and-now. All of this invokes my own lived experience as a Black man from the South now living in Los Angeles.
Dreamscapes and Escapedreams: An Autoethnography through the Art of Jerry Weems
Bryant Keith Alexander is Dean of the College of Communication & Fine Arts and Affiliate Faculty in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice, EdD Program in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Correspondence to: Bryant Keith Alexander, College of Communication & Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Bryant Keith Alexander; Dreamscapes and Escapedreams: An Autoethnography through the Art of Jerry Weems. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2021; 10 (1): 121–138. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2021.10.1.121
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