ENGL 4605

ENGL 4605

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 (ALC-AS, CA-AS, SCD-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4603ASRC 4655SHUM 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6840 ENGL 4605   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person