Afro Future Females

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In this class, students develop critical thinking skills by closely analyzing visual, literary, and sonic representations of black womanhood, from fine art and film to speculative fiction and popular music. Through lively and informed discussion, you will explore a range of image-making practices; social constructions of race, gender, and sexuality; notions of community and belonging; the significance of self-fashioning; and the speculative imagination as a mode of black female being. You will also consider how these topics come to bear on contemporary understandings of the human and the body.