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ENGL 537 A: Topics In American Studies

Black Studies in the U.S.: An Introduction

Meeting Time: 
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
DEM 126
SLN: 
14391
Instructor:
headshot of Habiba Ibrahim from neck up, out-of-focus leafy background
Habiba Ibrahim

Syllabus Description:

This course provides a brief introduction to the texts, arguments, and debates that have shaped the field of Black literary and cultural studies in the U.S. during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Our focus will be on parsing out the stakes of key interventions in the field, along with the field’s engagement with salient theoretical frameworks: structuralism and poststructuralism, feminism, and queer theory. We will trace a chronology of the field to consider how “Black Studies” currently is legible as an intellectual project that raises historical questions about the formation of blackness in the western modern world.

Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2023 - 12:04pm
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