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Black Grief Geographies
CHUM 390
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 392

This course introduces students to literature and practices centered on post-slavery and post-colonial bereavement. Employing an interdisciplinary framework of Black Geography, Feminist Geography, and Post-colonial thought, students will examine the spatial orientations of Black grief and mourning. Here students will also evaluate the connections and frictions between queries on emotional geographies and Black grief. What are the affective and material forces of Black grief and mourning and do they vary by place? How can we read Black grief and mourning beyond narratives of dispossession? What are the human and non-human assemblages that constitute Black grief and mourning? Is it possible to repair infrastructures that mark Black death? This course invites students to meditate on the above questions as well as to apply Black framings on grief to their own research by developing a 15-page visual essay or a 30-minute in-class lecture that draws on any of these questions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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