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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 582 - Arts of the African Diaspora

Fall 3 Staff.

An exploration of artistic creativity in the African diaspora-song, dance, folktales, painting, ceramics, architecture, textile arts, woodcarving, and other media. Consideration of tradition and art history, the articulation of aesthetic ideas, cross-fertilization among different forms and media, the role of gender, the uses of art in social life, kinds of meaning, the nature of artistic creativity, and continuities with artistic ideas and form in African societies. Readings will draw on materials from Africa, North and South America, and the Caribbean.  (Not offered 2013-2014)