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Week 1 – Introduction to the course and Reflections on the film
“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa"
Cobb, Jelani. “‘Black Panther’ and the Invention of ‘Africa.’” The New Yorker, February 18, 2018. https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/black-panther-and-the-invention-of-africa.
“Black Panther is Not the Movie We Deserve”
Lebron, Christopher. “‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve.” Boston Review, February 16, 2018. http://bostonreview.net/race/christopher-lebron-black-panther.
Black Panther: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Culture”
Johnson, Tre. “Black Panther Is a Gorgeous, Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Culture.” Vox, February 23, 2018. https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/2/23/17028826/black-panther-wakanda-culture-marvel.
“Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit to Pick But Otherwise Adore ‘Black Panther’”
McDonnell, Tim. “Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore ‘Black Panther.’” NPR, February 20, 2018.
Week 2 – Theoretical Frameworks: Afrofuturism, Appropriation and Identity
Geschiere, The Perils of Belonging
Geschiere, Peter. “Introduction.” In The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2010.
Hamilton “Afrofuturism and the Technologies of Survival,”
Hamilton, Elizabeth Carmel. “Afrofuturism and the Technologies of Survival.” Edited by African Art Index Project. African Arts. 50 (2017): 18–23.
Keeshig-Tobias “Stop Stealing Native Stories,”
Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore. “Appropriation in Art and Narrative: Stop Stealing Native Stories.” In Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation, edited by Bruce H Ziff and Pratima V Rao, 71–73. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
Bristow “We Want the Funk: What is Afrofuturism to the Situation of Digital Arts in Africa,”
Bristow, Tegan. “We Want the Funk: What Is Afrofuturism to the Situation of Digital Arts in Africa?” Technoetic Arts 10, no. 1 (2012): 25–32.
Ziff and Rao. “Introduction to Cultural Appropriation
Ziff, Bruce H, and Pratima V Rao. “Introduction to Cultural Appropriation: A Framework for Analysis.” In Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation, 1–27. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
Week 3 – African art/culture and the Museum
Eyo, Repatriation of Cultural Heritage
Eyo, Ekpo. “Repatriation of Cultural Heritage: African Experience.” In Museums and the Making of “Ourselves”: The Role of Objects in National Identity, edited by Flora S Kaplan, 330–50. London: Leicester University Press, 1997.
Klesmith, Elizabeth. “Nigeria and Mali:
Klesmith, Elizabeth. “Nigeria and Mali: The Case for Repatriation and Protection of Cultural Heritage in Post-Colonial Africa.” Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law 4, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 45.
Ragbir, What Black Panther Gets Right About the Politics of Museums
Ragbir, Lise. “What Black Panther Gets Right About the Politics of Museums.” Hyperallergic, March 21, 2018. https://hyperallergic.com/433650/black-panther-museum-politics/.
Haughin. “Why Museum Professionals Need to Talk about Black Panther.
Haughin, Casey. “Why Museum Professionals Need to Talk about Black Panther.” The Hopkins Exhibitionist (blog), February 22, 2018. https://jhuexhibitionist.com/2018/02/22/why-museum-professionals-need-to-talk-about-black-panther/.
Okeke-Agulu, Chika. “Outrage over Hiring a White Woman as African Art Curator Misunderstands Expertise.”
Okeke-Agulu, Chika. “Outrage over Hiring a White Woman as African Art Curator Misunderstands Expertise.” Frieze, April 2018. https://frieze.com/article/outrage-over-hiring-white-woman-african-art-curator-misunderstands-expertise.
Week 4 – Ancient and Historical African Empires
Igbafe “A History of The Benin Kingdom: An Overview” in Benin: Kings and Rituals, pp. 41 – 53
Igbafe, Philip. “The History of the Benin Kingdon: An Overview.” In Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria, edited by Barbara Plankensteiner and Museum für Völkerkunde Wien, 41–53. Ghent: Snoeck, 2007.
Bay “Along the Slave Coast”
Bay, Edna G. “Along the Slave Coast.” In Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey, edited by American Council of Learned Societies, 1 – 39. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.02559.
Kendall “Kerma and the Kingdom of Kush,” pp. 1 – 17.
Kendall, Timothy. “Introduction; Ch. 1: Egypt, Nubia, and the Nile Trade.” In Kerma and the Kingdom of Kush: 2500-1500 B.C. : The Archaeological Discovery of an Ancient Nubian Empire ; [Published in Conjunction with the Exhibition The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C. ..., 1–17. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art, 1997.
Levtzion, Nehemia, and Jay Spaulding. "Selections” In Medieval West Africa.
Levtzion, Nehemia, and Jay Spaulding. “Selections.” In Medieval West Africa: Views from Arab Scholars and Merchants, ix – xi, 9 – 22, and 50 – 65. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2007.
Redford, Donald Bruce. “Egyptians and Nubians.
Redford, Donald Bruce. “Egyptians and Nubians.” In From Slave to Pharaoh: The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt, 5–10. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.