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Visualizing Black Remains

CHUM 362
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 363, ANTH 362, ENGL 363, FGSS 362, THEA 362
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This advanced seminar engages African Diaspora critical thought and aesthetic production (visual art, performance, film, literature) that grapple with the appetite, effects, and stakes of representing Black remains. What does this visual reproduction make possible or obscure, and what is its relationship to violence? The class will also encourage students to think about the ethics of reparation/repatriation in relation to forms of loss and dispossession that can neither be repaired/repatriated nor visually evidenced (in conventional ways). In those instances, how do contemporary critical thinkers and/as contemporary artists help us rethink loss, mourning, objecthood, violence, empathy, and reparation?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ENGL)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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