Post-Zora Interventions: Art, Activism and Anthropology|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course situates the pioneer ethnographer, novelist and playwright Zora Neale Hurston at the avant-garde of innovative approaches in anthropology. In addition to exploring Hurston's textual and performative oeuvre within and outside of the discipline, we will also examine anthropologists who turn to the expressive arts to make their works as well as artists who deploy ethnographic methods and are inspired by anthropology as their subject. Paying particular attention to black feminists projects produced at the intersections of art and activism, we aim to consider the broader context within which these occur. In the process, we will critically question the aesthetics of politics and politics of aethetics as we contemplate the imperatives and impulses of those who challenge and subvert conventional ethnographic and creative practices to make a case for post-Zora interventions.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Zora Neale Hurston SELECTED WRITINGS
Elizabeth Chin. KATHERINE DUNHAM:RECOVERING AN ATHROPOLOGICAL LEGACY, CHOREOGRAPHING FUTURES
Dwight Conquergood & E Patrick Johnson CULTURAL STRUGGLES: PERFORMANCE, ETHNOGRAPHY, PRAXIS
Norman Denzin INTERPRETIVE AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY
Anthea Kraut CHOREOGRAPHING THE FOLK: THE DANCE STAGINGS OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Faye V Harrison & Ira Harrison AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
D Soyini Madision ACTS OF ACTIVISM: HUMAN RIGHTS AS RADICAL PERFORMANCE
Tiffany Patterson ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND A HISTORY OF SOUTHERN LIFE
Gina Athena Ulysse CARIBBEAN RASANBLAJ
|Examination and Assignments: |
Critical responses, midterm paper and a research-based final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must attend the first day of class or will be disenrolled.