GOVT 6865

GOVT 6865

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This seminar is an intensive study of the political thought of W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr. Approaching texts in contexts, we will read works including The Souls of Black Folk, Darkwater, Black Reconstruction in America, Stride toward Freedom, and Where Do We Go from Here? as illocutionary interventions in major political crises and ideological disputes of twentieth century Black political thought. Topics we will explore include freedom and dignity, slavery and its afterlives, racial capitalism, leadership and mass politics, democracy and abolition, empire and decolonization, political aesthetics, and the politics of prophetic critique. We will pay special attention to Du Bois and King's respective contributions in national and transnational contexts of the global color line.

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6865ASRC 6865

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16887 GOVT 6865   SEM 101

    • T McGraw Hall 366
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person