Black Feminism and Fashion

GSF 355S

Black feminist perspectives on clothing and fashion. Explores traditions in which Black artists and writers make clothing a primary theme. Presenting photographic, painted, and literary portrayals by and of Black people across the diaspora, and bringing together the study of visual culture, material culture, and literary studies, reveals fashion and clothing as aesthetic practices of everyday life that defy the objectifying effects of racism and sexism. Engages with scholarship that explores slavery's and colonialism's impact on gender and sexuality and examines how artists and writers work within and against those impacts to document the self-fashioning in Black cultural life.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 355S
  • ARTSVIS 353S
  • ENGLISH 353S
  • LIT 355S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring