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Art, Music, & Pop Culture: teach

American Popular Culture

This course is a survey of American cultural history since the mid- 19th century with an emphasis on the consistent interplay between white and black culture that ultimately produces a set of specifically American cultural forms. We will also examine the … Continue reading

Black Womens Narratives From Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance

This course, heavily dependent upon Hazel Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (Oxford, 1987), is intended to explore the parameters of the literature produced by Black women in the Americas between slavery and the Harlem Renaissance. … Continue reading

Lemonade Syllabus

This is a compilation of more than 200 resources that specifically speak to Black women, from classics in fiction to Black feminist theory to inspirational and self-care guides. There are even resources for the young Black girls in our lives. Though … Continue reading

US Latino Literature

The objective of this course is to analyze contemporary U.S. Latino drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context. Among the possible readings: Popular Latino Fiction, Latino Poetry as protest, code switching, the Nuyorican movement and other Latino … Continue reading

Whitness and the Media

For most of the past decade, the burgeoning literature on race, racism, and the media has focused on the “Other,” that is, on representations of Blacks, Latinas/os, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in journalism and in commercial culture generally. This … Continue reading