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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 217
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Spring

This course will examine the changing representations of Africa and the diaspora in film and literature. The class will explore the historical context and ideological motivations behind stereotypical and oppositional portrayals of people of African descent. We will undertake a critical socio-historical review of diverse genres including U.S. "race movies," "blaxploitation," "hood movies," independent African cinema, and contemporary interventions by black feminist and gay filmmakers. Locations include the U.S., the African continent, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Ajuan Mance

Prerequisite:
ENG 001

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ENG 147

Last Updated: 9/21/17