CRE374H1: Cultural Encounters: Identity and Transformation in the Arts

Hours

24S

This course focuses on specific scenes of cultural cross-pollination and on how these encounters are reflected in the arts. Areas of investigation might include the Harlem Renaissance, French Surrealism in the Caribbean, Bollywood / Hollywood, Indigenous Hip-Hop, or contemporary Toronto as a convergence of creative energy. How have artists from marginalized communities taken up and adapted modes of expression for their own creative purposes? How can new forms of artistic representation contest and undermine systemic social and political inequalities? This course focuses on liberating aesthetic innovations that respond to historically embedded cultural encounters.

Prerequisite
Completion of 9.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)