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Courses - Fall 2023
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Colloquium in Art History; Toward a New Aesthetic: Art, Literature, and Music of the Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will consider the cultural production of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the major intellectual and creative movement primarily centered in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. We will study the African American artists, writers, musicians, and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance and focus on the ways in which their creative work and ideas formed the center of a significant debate at the time: the debate around race and representation and defining a new Black aesthetic. By examining their cross-disciplinary achievements, we will critically analyze the ways in which artists, writers, and musicians challenged, were shaped by, and participated in these ongoing debates.