Representations of Racial-Sexual Violence from Enslavement to Emancipation
Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Cross-listed as WGSS343 / AMST343 / AFR343 / INTR343
Also offered Fall 2018
This tutorial examines representations of and resistance to racial-sexual violence in American society, from colonial America to contemporary US culture. Interdisciplinary texts cover history, politics, literature, film, feminist studies, American studies, lgbtq and ethnic/black studies. Books include Southern Horrors; Intimate Matters; Scenes of Subjection; Trauma and Recovery; The Delectable Negro; At the Dark End of the Street; films include Birth of a Nation; Bush Mama; To Kill a Mockingbird. The primary focus is on racial and sexual vulnerability to violence and mobilization for freedom from the 18th-21st centuries.
The Class: Type: tutorial; students provide primary and response papers and discuss their analyses and theories of social and interpersonal violence.
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly primary and response papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: preference given to juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives; JLST Interdepartmental Electives; WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses