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Hurting (FYS)
Spring 2019
Section: 01  

This course examines representations of harm (both received and enacted) at the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Through engagement with both artistic and social movements, we will explore questions about the ethics of representing pain. How do artists navigate depicting pain without simply reproducing violence? What constitutes an effective apology? (How) can complexly narrating the harm one has inflicted on others offer a reckoning rather than an excuse? How might we consider the relationship between identity and formal artistic choices, and how might such considerations open onto a more rigorous engagement of the social spaces texts make? How might we imagine and enact ecologies of care in the midst of ongoing histories of harm? We will consider these questions across media and genre and amidst structured self-reflection.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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