Black Vision: A Platform for Critical Theory
Black Vision is the base for inquiry and knowledge in this interdisciplinary course. we will consider the production of Black thought and cultural production in a global diasporic context. Our anchor and provocateur will be James Baldwin. We will engage with the work of various authors, thinkers, makers and doers, but Baldwin?s voice and vision will consistently coax and challenge us into a deeper, richer, involved and invested relationship with the material. Students will engage with primary and secondary texts, learn methodologies for interdisciplinary work across the arts and social sciences, and build a familiarity with Black critical thought and culture as a practice and a methodology. This reading, writing, making class will incorporate screenings, production labs, lectures and study groups into the structure of the course. This course will intersect the disciplines of : literature, political philosophy, social theory, visual, performance, and camera arts, history, media + cultural studies. This course will prepare students for work in media arts, media studies and ethnic studies.