Black Border Crossings (w/C. Lit 535A)
This course explores the complex relationship between black national and transnational cultural flows and ‘structures of feeling’. Drawing upon the resources of African, black Atlantic, diasporic and postcolonial studies, this interdisciplinary course fuses literary criticism, cultural studies, critical theory, and intellectual history. While dominant postcolonial and transnational theories presuppose that nationalism and transnationalism are antagonistic impulses, this course interrogates such presuppositions by rigorous examination of original source materials.