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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2021

FILM 44.12 The Idea of Africa: Deconstructing Race in the Iconography of a Continent

This course will consider the mapping of race onto the idea of Africa and how Africa came to constitute a unique racial category. We will therefore conduct an “archeology of race” and engage the argument by historians of race in Africa that Africa was a major laboratory of race. Our primary material will consist of motion pictures, in an effort to reckon with the role of motion pictures as prime technologies of racial othering and their deep imbrications in colonial projects.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:NW

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