AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 101 Salons and Cabarets: Black Women and Culture in Jazz Age Harlem and Paris
Term: SP 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Harlem and Paris enjoyed a vibrant courtship during the era known as the “Jazz Age.” The work and travel of writers, artists, performers, musicians, and intellectuals fueled the cultural and intellectual exchange that characterized this period of Franco-American history. This course will examine the contributions Black women made to this transatlantic conversation, with special attention to the texts and performances by Zora Neale Hurston, Josephine Baker, Jane Nardal and others. Through our examination of female and male-authored texts, visual and performance culture, and social criticism, we will gain a better understanding of how the work, travels and representations of Black women can teach us about changing notions of womanhood, gender, race and consumption in Jazz Age Harlem and Paris. Instruction and course materials will be in English.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
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101 (REC)
MWTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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