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Theorizing Hybridity: Whiteness

306
Subject: 
ENGLISH

"Whiteness" has been a sign of the universal, the unmarked, the taken-for-granted, the default; it indexes privilege, divinity, beauty, cultural superiority, moral authority, and oppressive domination. As the folk saying went: "white is right." This interdisciplinary course takes up case studies in literature, art, photography, film and performance that both revisit and go beyond the whiteness studies of the 1990s to consider its vast, elastic utility within the modern imagination as well as its urgent contemporary relevance to ask: "why white now?"

Course ID: 
220 349
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)