Monday, August 12, 2019
Black women, creativity, and styles of delivery
This semester, I'm teaching an African American literature course focusing on black women, creativity, and styles of delivery. The course is comprised of 35 first-year, collegiate black women.
We'll cover a variety of topics and materials, and we'll have a recurring focus on varied ways that black women present ideas -- vocally and in print. I'll provide blog entries concerning the content, plans, and reflections about the course.
• Collegiate black women as reader-listener-viewers
• Black women's poetry: from Margaret Walker to Megan Thee Stallion
• Generations and genres of black women writers
• The modalities of Angel C. Dye
• Black women artists by birth year for fall class
• A notebook on the sound of black women poets
• 53 black women poets, 104 poems: Audio recordings
• Why some collegiate black women might find contemporary black poetry boring
• Understanding the favorite poets of black women students
• Dynamic black women speakers vs. flat sounding poets
• Why some black poetry sounds boring to black students (abstract)
• A Notebook on Collegiate Students