LGBT 310 - Imagining Queer Caribbean Futures
Students will study LGBTQ-themed graphic novels, speculative fiction, and films from across the Caribbean and its US diasporic communities that draw on Afrofuturism as well as African-derived and indigenous traditions and visual cultures to imagine alternative pasts, decolonized futures, and solutions to environmental problems. Legacies of colonial violence, destructive weather events, and damaging policies have made it difficult to imagine a way forward, especially for those with non-hegemonic racial, gender, and sexual identities. Studied alongside political, sociological, and historical works, textual and performative artistic productions will be employed as contestatory discourses that center those who are most marginalized and imagine creative responses to the economic, environmental, and social issues the region and its diasporas face.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: Global Engagements
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