MUSIC 3322

MUSIC 3322

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In her pathbreaking text Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval Saidiya Hartman writes that "young Black women were radical thinkers who tirelessly imagined other ways to live and never failed to consider how the world might be otherwise." This two-semester course endeavors to travel through those worlds using the cultural and musical forms of gospel and the blues as our compass. The first semester is guided by the work of scholars and writers like Angela Davis, Hazel Carby, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones and artists like Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Together we will interrogate the spectrum of lived experiences making for a kaleidoscopic sonic history of joy, pleasure, sorrow, resistance, and everything in between.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3322FGSS 3322RELST 3322

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20530 MUSIC 3322   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 498
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Dromgoole, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person