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Spring 2021 Africana Studies BC3110 section 001

Call Number 00068
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Celia E Naylor
Course Description This course examines shakespeare’s role in shaping western ideas about blackness, in processes of racial formation, and in black freedom struggle. as one of the most enduring  representations of a black man in western art shakespeare’s othello will be a focal point. however, this course will examine other “race” plays as well as works perceived as “race-neutral” in tandem with black “respeakings” of shakespeare’s works. this class is antiracist in intent and is shaped by several interlocking questions: what is black shakespeare? can creators and scholars separate shakespeare from the apparatus of white supremacy that has been built around his works? what are the challenges for bipoc actors performing shakespeare on the dominant stage? can performing shakespeare be an activist endeavor?   possible readings:  keith hamilton cobb, american moor; abdias donascimento, sortilégio-mistério negro;  djanet sears, harlem duet; william shakespeare, hamlet, othellorichard ii, the sonnets; caroline randall williams, lucy negro, redux
Web Site Vergil
Department Africana Studies (AFSB)
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 9:05PM Thursday, September 23, 2021
Subject Africana Studies
Number BC3110
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20211AFRS3110X001

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