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ENGL 7718 Race and Visual Culture (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

How do historically inherited and contemporary ideas about race color our vision? Where and how does race figure in and figure film, t.v., photography, and art installations? This seminar looks at how race and visual culture have intersected over the last 100 years. Beginning with theories that consider the meaning(s) of visual culture and race, the course uses the critical vocabulary we will develop to examine three themes; slavery and its aftermaths; urban subjects; and race in a "post-race" world. Some topics we will consider include Birth of at Nation, The Wire and the art of Kara Walker.

Instructor(s): Cynthia Young

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17