"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood": Black Women Artists

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Women Artists

Spring 2022

Taught By: Frank Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 11070

Credits: 4

This seminar course will focus on the art(s) of black feminist thought and practice. More specifically, in this course we will consider how black women artists in the U.S. have troubled the waters of what constitutes "art," what constitutes "activism," and ultimately what constitutes feminism. Central themes this semester will include: the black female artist as public intellectual; black feminist approaches to theater, music, dance, literature and visual art; intersectionality and the politics of black respectability; the historical role of the black female artist as an activist figure; and the black female body as an ongoing site of ideological and political warfare. Artists and theorists whose work we will engage will include Suzan Lori Parks, Beyonce Knowles, Cardi B., Angela Davis, Nina Simone, Daphne Brooks, Toni Morrison, Lynn Nottage, Ntozake Shange, Patrisse Cullors, Whitney Houston, Katori Hall, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:51am 1/21/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/12/2022