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600 Level Courses

From slave narratives to science fiction, black literature contests the boundaries of the real. Otherworldly visions, tales from the underground, sounds from the future, and alien bodies recur in black writing, music, visual art, and performance. What is it about the black experience that solicits the fantastic? This course examines the futurist, speculative, and fantastic in the Black Arts. We will draw from a range of fiction, theory, visual art, and music to explore Afrofuturism as aesthetic, cultural movement, subjectivity, and literary genre. Possible authors include Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, George Schuyler, Chester Himes, and Samuel Delany.

700 Level Courses

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