Ugly: Distorted Aesthetics of Exquisite Blackness
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies
“Ugly” explores literary and other (e.g., cinematic, musical, visual) forms of black cultural expression as representative of exquisite aesthetic productions that challenge Eurocentrically prescribed standards of beauty and ugliness that have (in academic and pedestrian arenas) fomented ideologies that devalue the elegant, and, highly critical intellectual heft of said productions. This course will take a survey-style approach to examining a multimedia selection of black cultural productions by authors, artists, performers, and/or scholars such as (but not limited to) Cardi B, W.E.B. DuBois, clipping., Ryan Coogler, Frantz Fanon, Saidiya Hartman, Gayl Jones, Kendrick Lamar, Nathaniel Mackey, Fred Moten, Toni Morrison, Ousmane Sembène, Ntozake Shange, Rivers Solomon, Alice Walker, and, (our NSU Provost—AKA: expert in Afro-Futurism) Renée T. White.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Literary Studies (LIT)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* 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: 6:28am EST 12/6/2023