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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

WGSS 66.11 Black Elegies

This course is structured around iterations of black grief within, but mostly beyond the genre of poetry. What curator Okwui Enwezor calls the contemporary “emergency of black grief” is over four centuries old. We will explore modes of release from black cultural producers who attend to the multiple losses sustained by black subjects. The resulting productions span the range of representation from dance, painting, photography, music, film, and craftwork. The course will be organized around three parts, each focusing on the sensorial: Sight, Sound, and Touch. Together we will consider what it means to mourn in an antiblack world resistant to acknowledging the violences endured by black subjects in the United States and beyond its borders.

Cross Listed Courses

AAAS 35.01 ENGL 73.03

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:LIT; WCult:CI

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