The violence enacted on marginalized people is met with a poetry of resistance: art and literature as a political tool accessible to the masses. What service do poetics and artists’ practices offer to liberation, memory, and grief? Through a critical analysis of documentary poetic practices within a Black feminist framework, this course seeks to identify a common thread across visual and textual mediums. Through ongoing readings, class discussions, research, and critical writing responses, we will aim to theorize contemporary visual arts and documentary poetics as tools for documenting the liberation struggles and the marginalized experience. We will consider texts like adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, analyzing poetry, art, and cultural theory. Students will write critical midterm papers and the course will culminate in a final, experimental research paper.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M, 7:00PM-9:00PM; W, 10:00AM-12:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Literature , Updates , Fully In-Person
Tags: African American Literature , poetry , feminism , interdisciplinary , literary theory , documentary poetics