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New Course: Imagining Slavery and Freedom

New Course: Imagining Slavery and Freedom

AP/HUMA 4306 6.0 Course Director: Christina Sharpe This fourth-year seminar combines creative texts—novels, music, and the visual arts—alongside slave narratives, nonfiction and theoretical works in an examination of questions of Transatlantic slavery, the imagination, and the idea of freedom. In Toni Morrison’s landmark novel Beloved, the character Baby Suggs tells the formerly enslaved and putatively […]

Christina Sharpe, leading scholar in Black Diaspora Studies, joins Black Studies program at York University

Christina Sharpe, leading scholar in Black Diaspora Studies, joins Black Studies program at York University

Professor Christina Sharpe, one of the most important contemporary scholars in Black Diaspora Thought and Cultures, has joined the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. Sharpe’s research in Black visual and performance arts, Black literatures and cultures, Black feminist theories and queer studies is widely recognized […]