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First day of summer registration: February 28, 2022

African American Studies Courses

Instructor: Alanna Prince

CRN: 41412

Time Frame: Summer 1 2021

Days, Time: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Pre- Requisites: N/A

Description: Using the cosmos as a metaphor, this course explores how Black feminist theory is built through, and subsequently helps build, both poetry and political writing/theory. Students will become familiarized with academic, popular, and emerging works in Black feminist theory and learn their genealogies. Students will also learn to analyze, respond to, and implement these practices into their own work and endeavors. Subjects include sexuality and gender, critical race theory, ecology, and queer theory. Writers include Patricia J. Williams, Achille Mbembe, Angela Y. Davis, Safiya Sinclair, Warsan Shire, Essex Hemphill, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Focusing mainly on works from 1970-present, this course will touch on places throughout the Black diaspora, including the Americas, the Caribbean, Afro-Europe, Afro-Asia, and Africa. This is a writing-intensive course, students will create final portfolios of all course writings under a singular focused theme.

Courses by Requirement

  • AFAM 3664 – Black Poetry and the Spoken Word