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The Sounds of Being: Radical Black and Latina/o Poetry, Music, Cinema, and Dance
ENGL 366
Spring 2017 not offered

This course is a study of the audiovisual shapes of insurgency and assimilation in black and Latina/o aesthetics, based on the comparison of literary, theoretical, and dance practices. It will consider modes of sonic subjectivation, and it will approach the reactivation of emotional bodies as a means of energizing social solidarity. We will close read literary, cinematic, music, and dance texts and (lovingly) critique the worlds made in these arts through affect, ethnic, feminist and queer studies, and critical race theory. We will also perform experimental listening and movement exercises to enact a haptic, or touch-based, mode of "listening" to any art form. The hope of bringing these different methods and practices together is, in part, to feel their dissonance, the places where they (generatively) do not match up, and to rethink personhood, embodiment, survival, and value through black and brown art.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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