COML 6740

COML 6740

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This seminar explores the nexus of Frankfurt School Critical Theory and American Black and queer thought. While the legacy of the Frankfurt school (Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, Marcuse) is often traced forward to the work of Juergen Habermas and other contemporary Germans, there is another on-going and more radical legacy taking place in American Black and queer thought. This seminar will look at central texts of Critical Theory and their resonances (as both expansion and critique) in contemporary Black and queer thinking. We will create dialogues around themes such as: Adorno, Fumi Okiji, and Fred Moten on jazz & music; Bloch and José Estaban Muñoz on hope and utopia; Marcuse and Angela Davis on liberation; Adorno and Oshrat Silberbusch on the non-identical as resistance, etc.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 6740FGSS 6741GERST 6740

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18718 COML 6740   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.