CAAS 558 - Seminar in Black World Studies
Section: 003
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will guide students in addressing the following questions: What do these related fields look like at the current moment, in terms of their intersection with feminist and gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies, and “traditional” literary studies? How did African-American and African Diaspora literary studies become established in the first place? Has the resulting scholarship affected the way we study and teach “traditional” canons? As we continue to see the rising popularity of African Diaspora studies, is “the transnational” really antithetical to “the local?” Last but not least, how (if at all) has identity politics shaped these fields, their methodologies, their canons, and our perceptions of who an African-Americanist ought to be? (Obviously this question has some bearing on the identity politics at play in “mainstream” scholarship.) Requirements: One class-presentation, a mid-term paper, and a 15-20pg paper at the end of term.

CAAS 558 - Seminar in Black World Studies
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001 (SEM)
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Eng 831
003 (SEM)
2Graduate Standing
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with Eng 627 and AC 699.001
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