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Fall 2012 course "Colonial/Decolonial Aesthetics" taught by Prof. Deborah Jenson (Romance Studies/Haiti Lab) and Edouard Duval-Carrie (Haitian Artist and Mellon Visiting Professor)
    Natalie J Hartman, 2012/05/14 17:23:56

Fall 2012 course "Colonial/Decolonial Aesthetics" taught by Prof. Deborah Jenson (Romance Studies/Haiti Lab) and Edouard Duval-Carrie (Haitian Artist and Mellon Visiting Professor). ROMST 490S.02; ARTSVIS 490S.01; LATAMER 490S.02. Thursdays 4:40 - 7:10 pm. Perkins LINK 2-065, Classroom 2. Course description: An introduction to colonial aesthetics, fashions, poetics, as well as to the aesthetics of the resistance to colonialism and slavery. Team-taught by acclaimed Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie and Haiti Lab co-director Deborah Jenson. This course will familiarize students with the cultural history of the Haitian Revolution. There is a studio art component involving, among other possible projects, collaborative illustrations of an 18th century Creole opera that dramatizes social relationships across racial, class, and religious groups. Course taught in English; no pre-requisites. FL preceptorials in French and Spanish for French and Spanish majors and minors. For more information contact deborah.jenson@duke.edu