In this class we will interrogate narratives of racial passing in a variety of forms. These narratives raise questions about the construction, reinforcement and subversion of racial categories. There is a rich trove of literature focused on passing within African … Continue reading
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“One of the functions that art has is not only is art didactic. Art can be in many ways persuasive or seductive. But art is also transgressive and the transgressive function of art is fundamental in a society that often … Continue reading
This class is meant to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation of the representation of HIV/AIDS in many different media sources: science writing, journalism, visual art, literature, drama, and popular culture. At the core of this class is the organizing question: what … Continue reading
Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it’s power.
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
This class introduces you to literature written by writers of color living in the United States. With special attention to motifs such as memory, storytelling, cultural hybridity, and the social construction of identity, we’ll explore similarities and differences in the … Continue reading