Outline of a human body over a map of the world

ENGL 5549-001: Studies in Special Topics 2, Spacetime in the US Millennial Novel (Spring 2019)

Positioning itself at the crossroads of contemporary literature, geography, and new materialist philosophies, this course will explore how American millennial fictions map and navigate, construct and alter, inhabit and evacuate spacetime; and in tandem it will consider how theoretical texts on space and time (re)conceptualize these categories. In the wake...

Sun Ra in Afrofutristic clothing

ENGL 5549-001: Studies in Special Topics 2, Afrofuturism

Ready to travel the Spaceways? Our propulsion system will be Afrofuturism, the contemporary cultural movement driven by “African American voices” with “other stories to tell about culture, technology and things to come.” We’ll begin with theoretical readings (Rammellzee, Kodwo Eshun, Fred Moten, Ytasha Womack), then explore its Caribbean heritage in...