[Blackstudies-l] Spring Africana/ Black Studies courses

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Jan 22 10:43:34 EST 2013


I am attaching my syllabus for the neo-slave narrative class--thanks!

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Emilye Crosby <crosby at geneseo.edu> wrote:

> Dear Africana/ Black Studies Community,
>
> During this period of drop/ add please publicize our two Africana/ Black
> Studies courses and our overall minor. (Information below.)
>
> Colleagues, would you please announce the two Black Studies-specific
> courses and make available the fuller list? Please encourage students to
> see me if they have questions.
>
> Students, if you are interested, please consider enrolling in one of these
> classes, and please share the information with your friends and classmates.
>
> Emilye Crosby
>
>
> 1. Blks288: Neo-Slave Narrative, taught by Maria Lima (3 credits) T/R:
> 11:30-12:45 in Welles 119.
>
> 2. Blks288/ Hist288: Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Ella Baker, taught
> by Emilye Crosby (4 credits) T/R, 2:30-3:45 and T 4-6:30 lab, in Sturges
> 108. [Note: this is a 4-credit experimental courses with a film and speaker
> lab component, see description below.]
>
> Students interested in the minor or major, or in need of advising, should
> see Emilye Crosby, Blake C, office 9. My office hours are T: 8:45-9:45, T:
> 11:30-12:30, and Th: 1:15-2:15, or by appt. You can also email me:
> crosby at geneseo.edu. You can also sign up for our listserv at:
> https://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/blackstudies-l
>
> 1. Blks288: Neo-Slave Narrative, taught by Maria Lima (3 credits) T/R:
> 11:30-12:45 in Welles 119
> Since the last decades of the twentieth century, writers across the
> African Diaspora have attempted to recover elements of the narrative
> structure and thematic configuration of slave narratives.  The main reasons
> for this seemingly widespread desire to rewrite a genre that officially
> lost its usefulness with the abolition of slavery are the will to re-affirm
> the historical value of the original slave narrative and to reclaim the
> humanity of the enslaved by (re)imagining their subjectivity.  While most
> colonial testimonies of slavery have long disappeared from the working
> memory of today’s Black Atlantic societies, the prejudices and stereotypes
> they conveyed unfortunately have not.
>
> 2. Blks288/ Hist288: Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Ella Baker, taught
> by Emilye Crosby (4 credits) T/R, 2:30-3:45 and T 4-6:30 lab, in Sturges
> 108.
>
> This is a 4-credit experimental class that will combine historical study
> and reading with extensive use of film, documentary, music, and analysis of
> popular culture/ current events. We will focus on three of the most
> important and best known "leaders" of the Civil Rights/ Black Freedom
> Movement, in terms of their historical role, how they are viewed and
> represented today, and how their work and views might inform our
> understanding of contemporary issues.
>
> We will meet for "regular" class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45
> and have a 2 1/2 hour lab on Tuesdays, immediately following our regular
> class (with a 15 min. break). The Tuesday lab will be used almost
> exclusively for watching movies and documentaries, with some occasional
> guest speakers and library "lab" work, focused on finding and watching/
> "reading" (which applies to film and musical sources as well as print
> media) popular culture and historical sources. Guest speakers will address
> both the history and the contemporary issues and students will have the
> option of completing a service learning assignment instead of a traditional
> final paper.
>
> Contact Emilye Crosby at crosby at geneseo.edu with questions.
>
>
>
> Emilye Crosby
> Professor
> History Department
> 1 College Circle
> Geneseo, NY 14454
> (585) 245-5375 (office)
> crosby at geneseo.edu
>
>
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Maria Helena Lima
Professor
Department of English
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454

(585) 245-5242
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