ZORA! Festival Afrofuturism

This 1-credit online Special Topics course invites students to participate in an exploration of Afrofuturism through the work of Zora Neale Hurston and a diverse range of Black writers, artists, musicians, and scholars from past to present. Taught by UCF historian Dr. Scot French, in consultation with Dr. Julian Chambliss (Michigan State University) and Dr. Michelle Robinson (Spelman College), the course will consist of instructor-guided learning modules leading up to, through, and beyond the Afrofuturism-themed 2021 ZORA! Festival of Arts & Humanities Academic Conference (Jan. 28-29, 2021). Students will participate in live-streamed/recorded ZORA! Festival events, complete weekly response assignments, and produce a final reflective essay that engages with Afrofuturism-themed content (music, art, literature) featured in the course.

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