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DIVSM-2000-4: Black Experimental Narrative

Spring 2021

Subject: Diversity Studies - Seminar
Type: Seminar
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: January 25, 2021 — May 09, 2021
Meetings: Wed 8:00-09:25AM, Online - HS-5
Instructor: Leila Weefur

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 9/17


Diversity Studies Seminars are in-depth experiences in the study of multiculturalism and cultural diversity in American society and in societies that have impacted American society. Courses expose students to and inform students about the contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and Latinos to American culture, history, and society.How do Black artists and filmmakers use materials, space, and language to construct the subjective space of storytelling? This course will survey the aesthetics, history, and theories that characterize experimental Black cinema and video art through a comprehensive range of filmmakers and artists that have contributed work to the canon. This course will help to situate you as informed, critically engaged readers/viewers of experimental media works. Emphasis is on the experimental application of the media, and discussions of the history and aesthetics of film and video as an art form. Assignments will consist of projects that are a reflection of distilled elements of film/video and narrative building. There will be directed reading and screenings each week.All required films, video works, and television shows will be screened during class. We will also have occasional site visits to galleries, museums, and archives.

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