May 18, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTS 360 - Black Feminist Aesthetics: Evolutions of Black Girl Magic

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

This course examines the political, social, and historical motivations for the creation of art by Black Women/Womyn (broadly defined). Through the course, students will develop their own definitions of Black Feminism as we explore the works of African Diasporic women creators including: Edmonia Lewis, Ida B. Wells, Zora Neale Hurston, Lois Malou Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Nora Chipaumire, Tyanna Buie, and Ebony Golden. We examine the historical evolution of Black Women/Womyn’s artistic practices from literature to contemporary art to trace the evolutions of Black feminism, Black feminist aesthetics, and contextualize comptemporary art and/or activism by Black Women/Womyn. Prerequisites and notes: 100-level course in art history, africana studies, comparative american studies, or instructor consent.   

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: K. Souffrant

Prerequisites & Notes: 100-Level course in Art History, Africana Studies, Comparative Studies or by instructor consent.

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