Submergent Opacities: Critical Ecologies of Relation

Subject associations
EAS 551 / ENG 588 / COM 548 / HUM 551
Spring 2023
Franz K. Prichard
Registrar description

This seminar explores the confluences among Japanese, Black, and Indigenous thought in both creative and critical modalities. Through the uncharted encounters among Pacific and Caribbean discourses of ecological reimagining, the course surfaces the generative potentials of a planetary and comparative humanities. Participants develop creative/critical engagements with diverse scholarly approaches and collaborative experimentations with textual, audio-visual, and place-based forms of expression. Together, we trace the speculative archipelagoes that sound out shared but disparate genealogies of anti-colonial inquiry.