Black Aliveness (AFRICAAM 261, ARTHIST 261)

AMSTUD
261A
Instructors
Nemerov, A. (PI)
Section Number
1
Based on Kevin Quashie's 2021 book "Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being," this seminar will explore moments of possibility, love, and being in works of literature and art. With Quashie as our guide, we will look closely at poems, stories, photographs, and paintings by, among others, Lucille Clifton, Audrey Lorde, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Toi Derricotte, Gordon Parks, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. Featuring intense discussion and emphasis on developing powers of black aliveness in one's own writing.
Undergraduate
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Units
5
Course Tags
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
12:50 PM
Location
Encina West 108