Visualizing Black Remains|
Spring 2022 not offered
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?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
All readings will be available online on in PDF format.
Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother
Okwui Enwezor, Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art.
Leigh Raiford, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle
V.Y. Mudimbe, The Idea of Africa
David Marriott, On Black Men
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Presentations, Research proposal, Final Paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Classes of ¿21 & ¿22: this course fulfills the Theory and Literatures of Difference requirements and contributes to the American Lit, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the American Lit, Literary History III, Theory, and World Lit requirements of the English major.
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