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Fall 2019
Nov 15, 2019
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AMST 0204 - Black Comic Cultures
*Black Comic Cultures* In this course we will explore a range of black comic cultures, analyzing their emergence and transformation from the early 20th century to the present. Specifically, we will examine blackface minstrels of the early 20th century such as George Walker and Bert Williams, Bill Cosby’s performances in the 60s, and the ribald humor of LaWanda Page’s 1970s party records, before moving to the urban scene embodied in television shows such as /Def Comedy Jam/. We will also engage with theoretical materials that help us analyze black comedy as multidimensional, such as John Limon’s /Stand-up Comedy in Theory/, or, /Abjection in America/. (Critical Race Feminisms) 3 hrs. lect.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lecture

Interdisciplinary Division
Program in American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
AMR, NOR, SOC


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