Folklore | Voices & Values in Colonial Relationships & African Performance
F609 | 13552 | R. Stone
Above class meets with AFRI-A731.
The course focuses on dialogues and conversations that occur in
performances in Africa, particularly within colonial relationships.
Music, dance, theater, literature, and popular culture create sites
where the dominant and the dominated alike position and reposition
themselves. Students will engage with guest speakers who address
some examples of these voices and values as they have played out.
Students will also conduct research in an archive on the Bloomington
campus or elsewhere. Drawing upon primary sources, those students
taking the class for 3 credits will write a paper, analyzing at
least two voices in performance contexts and how they have
interrelated in a real or metaphorical dialogue in the context of