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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Summer 2008

WGS f340 • BLACK LESBIAN LIT AND FILM- W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
90145 MTWThF
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
PAR 105
RICHARDSON, M

Course Description

Black lesbians provide a unique contribution to discussions of community, family, gender categories and sexuality. This seminar will combine elements of Black Studies and Queer Studies in order to analyze written works and films/videos by and about Black women. Emphasis will be on understanding the historical and theoretical construction of sexual and gender identities and sexual/cultural practices in Black communities. In this class, terms like "Black," women and queer will be interrogated in order to examine the nexus of race, sexuality and sex in the context of class and location. Special attention will be paid to the construction of race, gender and sexual identities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Texts

Cherry Muhanji, Her Audre Lorde, Zami Jackie Kay, Trumpet Dionne Brand, Another Place, Not Here Sharon Bridgeforth, Love, Conjure, Blues Films: To Be Announced. Even though these are films and not paper reading material, all films are required texts for the class.

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