RFSS162

White Redemption: Cinema and the Co-optation of African American History

Subject code

RFSS

Course Number

162

Instructor(s)

C. Nero

Course Long Title

White Redemption: Cinema and the Co-optation of African American History

Cross Listed Courses

Description

Since its origins in the early twentieth century, film has debated how to represent black suffering. This course examines one aspect of that debate: the persistent themes of white goodness, innocence, and blamelessness in films that are allegedly about black history and culture. Historical and cultural topics examined in film include the enslavement of Africans, Reconstruction, and the civil rights movement.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Historical Persp.), (Africana: Intro Sequence)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program, IDAM - AMST Program

GEC This Course Belongs To

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