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Visitor's Series, A.D. Carson, "I used to love to dream: Going Into Language, Rap & Storytellingly Invention"

Event Type
School of Art & Design
62 KAM
Feb 24, 2022   5:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
A+D Student events

In the talk they will discuss the academically “peer-reviewed” rap album, i used to love to dream, 
its composition, development, and the process of publishing it with University of Michigan Press. 
They will also briefly discuss the projects that precede i used to love to dream—his 2017 
dissertation album and digital archive, Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions, 
and Sleepwalking, vols. 1 & 2.

A.D. Carson is an award-winning performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received 
a Ph.D. from Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. His album, 
Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions, was recognized by Green Left Weekly as 
one of the best political albums of 2017. It was also named Clemson University’s Outstanding 
Dissertation that year. His most recent album, i used to love to dream, is published with 
University of Michigan Press. Stream or download his music free at Dr. 
Carson is assistant professor of Hip Hop in the Department of Music at the University of Virginia.

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