Black Cinemas, Methods, and Issues
Film aesthetics and intellectual history of cinemas in the African diaspora.
Shifting views on race/racism and gender/sex/sexism within the overall
context of the Hollywood industry, American independent/experimental
filmmaking practices and African Diaspora aesthetics. African American
cinema as a case of cross-cultural contact, complicity, and creativity.
Issues of stereotypes, authorship, and performance. Shared problematics and
passions between African American film and literature.