"The Future and the Past Merge to Meet Us Here": Black Feminism and Performative Biographism in Beyoncé's Visual Album Lemonade (2016)
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Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade has been faulted by radical feminist theorist bell hooks for its lack of intersectionality and for stereotypically victimising Black women. This thesis will counter this by arguing that Beyoncé stages a complex image of Black womanhood that rejects controlling images and racist/sexist stereotypes of the Black family. The thesis contains a formal analysis of the visual album that addresses the visual images, the lyrics, and the spoken-word poetry. It further stages a dialogue with hooks' critical essay "Moving Beyond Pain", and examines how Beyoncé mixes fiction and biographical references in order to create authenticity and credibility.
Master's thesis in Literacy Studies