WGSS 343
Representations of Racial-Sexual Violence from Enslavement to Emancipation Spring 2015
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AMST 343 / WGSS 343 / INTR 343 / AFR 343
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This tutorial examines representations of and resistance to racial-sexual violence from enslavement to post-emancipation and contemporary culture in the United States. Texts include: legal articles; historical analyses such as D’Emilio et al., Intimate Matters; Hartman, Scenes of Subjection; Smith, Killers of the Dream; McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street; and films such as Griffith, Birth of a Nation; Micheaux, Within Our Gates; Gerima, Bush Mama. The primary focus is on black life, vulnerability to violence and mobilization for freedom during antebellum, postbellum/Reconstruction years of the 19th century; and 20th century convict prison lease system, Jim Crow segregation, mass incarceration.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 3933
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly primary and response papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: AFR/WGSS/AMST majors/concentrators
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 343 Division II WGSS 343 Division II INTR 343 Division II AFR 343 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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