Course Detail

20/FA DAH-201-A

Instructor: Jones
Department: LIBERAL ARTS
Credits: 3   Instruction Method: ONHY
Status: OPEN

This course is an introduction to the visual cultures of Africa and its Diasporas, through a series of case studies in visual narration in a wide variety of media and formats from Africa, the Caribbean, the US, Brazil, and indeed throughout the Black Atlantic. The case studies range from altar-making to filmmaking, and from sculpture to pageantries of carnival. The course seeks to locate these individual images-texts-objects in the larger narrative and performance traditions, as well as the socio-political and historical contexts, from which they emerge. But the course also asks where these forms are going, and how historical memory works now, always in motion. What, then, are the theoretical and practical implications for establishing origins, authenticity, and the future?

Start Date: 2020-08-31 End Date: 2020-12-12
Meeting in: ONL
Days: F
Start Time: 12:45 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM