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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ENGL 53.50 Black Testimony

This lecture course surveys testimonial forms produced throughout the African diaspora. Along the way, we will ask a number of questions: What constitutes an act of witness? Who are its addressees, and to what does it testify? On whose behalf might it speak? We will encounter diverse examples of Black testimonial expression, including works of autobiography, fiction, ethnography, legal theory, literary criticism, visual art, film, and musical performance. These works will be drawn from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Senegal, and Sudan. Students will also have the opportunity to produce a creative testimonial project.

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:LIT; WCult:CI

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group III