Popular Representations of Black Masculinity

VMS 340

The course will examine the production and circulation of representations of 'Black Masculinity' in post-19th century American culture, within popular realms of expression including film, visual culture, music videos, advertising, popular music, television, drama and stage, literature, and dance/performance. The course will also explore the ways stereotypical images of Black masculinity have impacted public policy perceptions of African Americans and the ways that Black cultural producers have used Black masculinity as sites to stage alternative perceptions of Black humanity.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 338
  • ENGLISH 380
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring