American Studies | Colloquium in American Studies
G620 | 23382 | Matthew Guterl / Vivian Halloran


Cr. Hrs.: 4

Open to graduates only.

Topic: Variations on Blackness

SW 220 12:20 - 3:20 p.m. Tuesdays

This year-long, team-taught, interdisciplinary graduate seminar is
devoted to analyzing the global and comparative study of race-making
and blackness in the United States, the Americas, and the world.
Graduate students from any discipline or inter-discipline are
welcome in the classroom. The first semester of the course is an
intense survey of the literature in this field, including work by
Frantz Fanon, Paul Gilroy, Brent Edwards, Edouard Glissant, Toni
Morrison, Kara Walker, and others. The second semester builds on
this, and is closely focused on the production of a publishable,
deeply researched, and original essay.

Students must commit to both semesters of the course.