Black Performance and the Imagination

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Perf and the Imagination

Fall 2022

Taught By: Isaiah Madison

Section: A

CRN: 14379

Credits: 4

Dignity Images, a project by American Artist, assembles photographs that participants have taken and withheld from social media timelines. Value springs from narration and interiority instead of circulation and fungibility. This work demonstrates our approach to black performance and imagination. What does the vital nature of performance allow, resist, and refuse? How does the history of racial capitalism inform performance theory today? We will complicate speech act theory and "the performance of everyday life" with close attention to both the speech of objects and the animating forces of that speech. Students will submit weekly response papers and give a final presentation. Readings include texts by manuel arturo abreu, J.L Austin, Marquis Bey, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Treva Ellison, Erving Goffman, Wilson Harris, Saidiya Hartman, Fred Moten, Jose Munoz, Cameron Rowland, Legacy Russell, Hortense Spillers, and Sylvia Wynter.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:18am EST 11/27/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022