Write Back Soon: Blackness and the Prison

CAS EN 132

  • Aesthetic Exploration
  • The Individual in Community
  • Critical Thinking

This course interrogates the theme of black containment from slavery and Jim Crow to, principally, mass incarceration. The topic is explored in tandem with the development of open letter writing skills. This epistolary form allows both for the intimate engagement of individual, familiar contact and the deft inclusion of targeted eavesdroppers in order to raise the consciousness of listeners and affirm the value of personal relationships. Course texts include letters to and from prison, poetry, short stories, memoir, social science, documentaries, and critical theory. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Aesthetic Exploration, Critical Thinking.

FALL 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Owen MCS B33 TR 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Mts w/CAS AA132
Class Closed

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