Black Punk and Social Movements: Challenging Race and the Identity Politics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Punk & Social Movements

Spring 2020

Taught By: Victor Peterson

Section: A

CRN: 6998

Credits: 4

Black expression and Punk were not always conceived as separate, but as intimately linked. Punk is one of many musical forms that finds its roots in the Blues. This course examines the formation of the black Punk subject in the wake of playwright Amiri Baraka’s involvement with one of the progenitors of the Punk movement: the Beat Poets. Baraka’s literary theory of the Blues as core to blackness’ articulation in the U.S. will also be applied to Punk. The music will be considered as a mechanism of creating thought which challenged normative conceptions of identity and articulated a different way of being in the world. Our guiding question, of what does the repertoire of signifying practices of black Punk consist? This course fulfills the dramatic literature requirement for Theater majors and minors. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 11:16pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 465

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020