FYS494

Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin: Young, Gifted, Black, and Queer

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

494

Instructor(s)

C. Nero

Course Long Title

Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin: Young, Gifted, Black, and Queer

Description

Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin were two of the most influential artists and public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Both produced works in a variety of genres-essay, drama, novel, oratory, film, and television. They championed the civil rights movement, promoted African American dignity and pride, and critiqued white supremacy throughout their careers. This course joins the new research on Hansberry and Baldwin that uses an intersectional approach to demonstrate how their identities as queer people of color influenced and shaped their enduring and powerful analyses of race, gender, sexuality, and social class in their art.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W1

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Gender)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors