Sunday, June 3, 2018

Readings for African American Literatures & Cultures Institute (2018)

Another June, another summer of work with Fellows in the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute. Our reading list:

Week 1
Debates in Black Studies
• "Diversifying the Graduate school Pipeline" by Joycelyn Moody and Howard Rambsy II
• Selections from audio recordings of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad
Slate’sThe Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
• Britt Rusert’s “New World: The Impact of Digitization on the Study of Slavery”
• Vievee Francis “Drummer Boy” • Lucille Clifton “slaveship”
• Ishmael Reed “Flight to Canada” • Robert Hayden “Frederick Douglass,” “Runagate, Runagate”
• Opal Palmer Adisa “Peeling Off the Skin” (MB)
• "In Plain Sight" Criminal
• "Diagram of the slave ship Brooks," "Advertisements and rewards for escaped slaves"
• “Message to the Grassroots” by Malcolm X
• Amiri Baraka's "Digging Max," "Dope," "RhythmBlues," "Jungle Jim Flunks His Screen Test," "Culture," "In the Funk World"
• Rebecca Boyle’s “The Health Effects of a World Without Darkness” (MB)
• Amy Cuddy’s “Your body language may shape who you are” (MB)

Week 2
• "The Breast Cancer Racial Gap" by Tara Parker-Pope 
• “Easing the Dangers of Childbirth for Black Women
• “Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys
Race, Economic Opportunity Executive Summary

Week 3
• Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse, and Laura Martin's Black Panther #1 - #4
• Presentations

African American Literatures and Cultures Institute

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