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Cinema and the Speculative Archive: Theory & Practice Seminar

Instructor(s): Allyson Nadia Field & Christopher Harris
Spring 2024
Abstract streaks of light in film strips

Recent years have seen the flourishing of work by experimental filmmakers that imaginatively engages with absences in the historical record, especially around the visual history of African Americans. How might scholarship adapt methodologies from these creative practices? How can scholarly methods, in turn, inform art making (as the formation of another kind of history)? Engaging theory and practice, this course investigates these questions through-and against-African American media history’s precarious archival condition.

This seminar is by consent only; please contact the instructor to express interest.

CMST 29000 | CMST 39000 | CCCT 39000