AMST 4603

AMST 4603

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course takes up literatures and arts of Black speculation in the broadest terms, from science fiction and fantasy to Afrofuturism and Afropunk to Phillis Wheatley's and Outkast's poetics. We'll give special attention to speculation in African American literature to think through how Black people used art in the midst of anti-blackness to imagine worlds otherwise and for the pleasure of the craft. We'll read Black speculation through multiple forms, including novels, graphic novels, film, and music. Figures for consideration include William J. Wilson ("Ethiop"), Pauline Hopkins, Frances E. W. Harper, W. E. B. Du Bois, Octavia Butler, Ryan Coogler, Eve Ewing, N.K. Jemisin, Sun Ra, and Erykah Badu.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 4655ENGL 4605SHUM 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17638 AMST 4603   SEM 101

    • W Africana Ctr B01
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person