Comparative Literature | Variations on Blackness
C643 | 25639 | Prof. Halloran and Prof. Guterl


Variations on Blackness

CMLT-C643, AADS-A603, AMST-G751
Tuesdays, 12:20-3:20
CMLT Section 25639

Professors: Matt Guterl and Vivian N. Halloran


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.