Special Topics in Film – Black Media and Poetics
170 001 | CCN: 25967
Location: Dwinelle 188
Date and Time: TU, TH 12:30pm - 1:59pm
Black Media and Poetics focuses on the relationships between black aesthetics and the ongoing redefinition and reinvention of media cultures. Poetics will be taken up, not as a specific literary form per se, but as a modality of formal innovation that obtains across a variety of genres and mediums. The course will take three modes of black cultural production as its foremost objects of inquiry: film, art, and poetry. Our aim will be to draw from texts and visual material in order to critique the nature of what the contemporary poet, Claudia Rankine, terms the “racial imaginary.” Key to this course will be thinking through intermedial artworks, and about the forms of remediation deployed in art objects and texts.