HOW BLACKNESS THINKS

RELIGION 767

Will read black feminist theory as a window onto modernity understood as a politico-theological arrangement or as a mythic assemblage, drawing on H. Spillers deployment of myth in relation to R. Barthes and Ralph Ellison and her thinking about black culture as 'counterpower' and 'countermyth' in the 'flesh'. In its own varied registers black studies is an intervention into sovereignty, a discursive formation and political praxis of racialization predicated on certain God-terms and structures of belief. The course consists of readings by four black feminist thinkers H. Spillers, S. Wynter, and Denise F. da Silva, and pieces of M. NourbeSe Philips Zong. Instructor: Carter

Day / Time: 

M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Location: 

TBA

Instructor: 

Carter, J.

Section: 

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