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ARTS 361 - Ritual Performance in the Haitian Dyaspora

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

This course examines the role of ritual and performance, specifically a “Vodou aesthetic,” in shaping art making (broadly defined) within the Haitian Dyaspora (Diaspora). Through critical readings, discussions, and the making of installation/site-specific art and performance, students will study the ways that secular and non-secular ritual and performance have worked to socially, politically, and historically construct a practice of Dyaspora. In addition to articulating the importance of ritual and performance in the global Haitian community, students will be asked to reflect on their own definitions and usages of the concepts as they relate to their lives.  

Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: K. Souffrant

Prerequisites & Notes: 100-level Art History or Africana Studies course, or the consent of the Instructor

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