Special Topics – Black study and critical fabulation
189 001 | CCN: 33263
Black study and critical fabulation
Instructor: Fumi Okiji
Location: Haviland 12
Date / Time: Mo/We/Fr 9:00am - 9:59am
Drawing from the writings and practices of scholars of “black aesthetic sociality” (Laura Harris), we will explore and experiment with unconventional ways to study. This will include broadening the spectrum of possible forms and formats that we might adopt to share our evolving thoughts.
Anchored in, although not confined to, critical engagement with modern European thought, we will develop tools for thinking and writing, both individually, and toward cultivating communities-in-study. We will be particularly devoted to exploration of, and experimentation with, what Saidiya Hartman has termed “critical fabulation.”
*This course will meet an Image & Narrative concentration requirement towards the Rhetoric major.