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Winter Course Online 2021


Celebrity Activism & Its Aesthetics

Instructor: Alisa Prince

Tuesday, January 12–Thursday, January 28, 2021

A photo of Beyonce.

Course Overview

To understand ​the complex relationships between gender, sexuality, and race, and cultural products and lived experiences, t​his course addresses questions of entertainment, artistic forms of resistance, and the relationship between cultural producers and capitalism. Rooted in Black feminism and critical race theory, in this course we examine the Black Lives Matter movement and popular culture to identify sites of contradiction at the intersections of identity, celebrity, capitalism, and feminisms, among other features at play. Theorists of note include Stuart Hall, Hazel Carby, and Michele Wallace.

See the winter courses page for more information or to register.