An Insight into the Industry of Frank Ocean by Preya Gill

Preya Gill garnered massive press and social media attention after crafting and teaching her UC Berkeley course on Frank Ocean — as a sophomore student!

In her lectures, Preya examines Ocean’s music as contemporary literature — stories that are shown through realistic characters, enriched with social and political viewpoints, and are laden with connections to current events and socioeconomic messages.

Audiences are invited to investigate and reflect with her on how Ocean’s personal intersection of queerness and Blackness play within his work, how the themes of depression/anxiety are expressed, and how Ocean creates a conversation about the concept of privacy — with its promise or threat of constant accessibility and consumption.

Submit questions for the Q&A portion of the lecture here.

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