Monday, August 22nd: Introduction to the course
Wednesday, August 24th: Colón. From A Puerto Rican in New York. [Moodle]
Friday, August 26th: Said. “Representations of the Intellectual.” [Moodle]
Monday, Aug. 29th: Farred. Intro to What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals. [Moodle]
Wed., Aug. 31st: Edwards. Intro to Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership. [Moodle]
Fri., Sep. 2nd: Mendieta. “What Can Latinas/os Learn from Cornel West? The Latino Postcolonial Intellectual in the Age of the Exhaustion of Public Spheres.” [Moodle]
Monday, September 5th: Franco. “What’s Left of the Intelligentisia?” [Moodle]
Wednesday, September 7th: Review
Friday, September 9th: Choose groups for presentation, tutorial in using WordPress/Timeline
Essay #1: Position Paper due by 10 am via email
Unit One: Decolonization in the Caribbean
Monday, Sept. 12th: Lamming. “Caliban Orders History.” From Pleasures of Exile. [Moodle]
Wednesday, September 14th: Roumain. Masters of the Dew. (pp. 6-98)
Friday, September 16th: Roumain. Masters of the Dew. (pp. 99-183)
Monday, Sept. 19th: Fanon. “Concerning Violence.” From Wretched of the Earth. (pp. 35-106) [Moodle]
Wednesday, September 21st: Guevara. “Speech to Medical Students and Health Workers” and
“Man and Socialism in Cuba.” [Moodle]
Friday, September 23rd: Discussion of the film Memories of Underdevelopment. [Moodle]
Monday, September 26th: Poetry by Martin Carter. [Moodle]
Wednesday, September 28th: Brand. In Another Place, Not Here. (pp. 3-93)
Friday, September 30th: Brand. In Another Place, Not Here. (pp. 94-179)
The African American Arts and Activism conference will take place at Bucknell on 9/30 and 10/1. More information about the schedule as it becomes available.
Monday, October 3rd: Brand. In Another Place, Not Here. (pp. 180-247)
Wednesday, October 5th: Music by Bob Marley
Friday, October 7th: No class—Dr. Dalleo is away at West Indian Literature conference
Essay #2 due by 10 am via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit Two: The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Monday, October 10th: No class (Fall Break)
Wednesday, October 12th: Letters and Speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. [Moodle]
Friday, October 14th: Baker. “Critical Memory and the Black Public Sphere.” [Moodle]
Monday, October 17th: Angela Davis: An Autobiography. (Part 1, pp. 1-74)
Wednesday, October 19th: Angela Davis: An Autobiography. (Parts 2 and 3, pp. 75-146)
Friday, October 21st: Angela Davis: An Autobiography. (Part 4, pp. 147-279)
Monday, October 24th: Angela Davis: An Autobiography. (Part 6, pp. 349-396)
Wednesday, October 26th: Nuyorican Poets: Poetry by Pedro Pietri and Miguel Piñero. [Moodle]
Watch the film El pueblo se levanta before class [Moodle]
Friday, October 28th: Acosta. The Revolt of the Cockroach People. (pp. 3-88)
Monday, October 31st: Acosta. The Revolt of the Cockroach People. (pp. 89-197)
Wednesday, November 2nd: Acosta. The Revolt of the Cockroach People. (pp. 198-end)
Friday, November 4th: Discussion of the film A Huey P. Newton Story. [Moodle]
Essay #3 due by 10 am via email [email@example.com]
Unit Three: Contemporary Movements
Monday, November 7th: Library Research Session in Bertrand 025.
Wednesday, November 9th: Nixon. From Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. (pp. 1-32) [Moodle]
Friday, November 11th: Readings on anti-globalization on WordPress.
Watch Life and Debt before class.
Monday, November 14th: Readings on gay rights and queer theory on WordPress.
Wednesday, November 16th: Readings on Occupy on WordPress.
Friday, November 18th: Readings on Black Lives Matter on WordPress.
Monday, November 21st until Friday, November 25th: Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 28th: Peer review of proposals for final essay
Wednesday, November 30th: Presentations on final essays
Friday, December 2nd: Presentations on final essays
Monday, December 5th: Presentations on final essays
Final essay due during our exam time