Painting of the fall of Tenochtitlan

Unit 6: Ends of the Future

Week 26

Tuesday, March 21

  • Mexica Poetry and the Destruction of Tenochtitlan
  • Plenary: Apocalypse and the Birth of Modernity

Thursday, March 23 (am)

  • Bartolomé de las Casas, A Very Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies
  • Sections: Empire and Apocalypse

Thursday, March 23 (pm)

  • Joy Harjo, “Selected Poems”
  • Plenary: Apocalypse; or, Coming Full Circle

Week 27

Tuesday, March 28

  • Jared Sexton, “Afro-Pessimism: The Unclear Word,” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 29 (2016)
  • Section and Plenary: Queer Afropessimism

Thursday, March 30 (am)

  • Mary Jane Leach, Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015).
  • Listen: Julius Eastman, Gay Guerrilla (1979)
  • Plenary: Queer Afropessimis

Thursday, March 30 (pm)

  • Epes Lecturer
  • Plenary: Black Utopias

Week 28

Tuesday, April 4

Thursday, April 6 (am)

Thursday, April 6 (pm)

Week 29

Tuesday, April 11

  • Carmen Maria Machado, “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU” (2013)
  • Plenary: Carmen Maria Machado, “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU” (2013)Weird Apoclaypses

Thursday, April 13 (am)

  • Excerpts from Mark Fisher, The Weird and the Eerie (2016)
  • “Especially Heinous,” (cont.)
  • Section: Weird Apocalypses

Thursday, April 13 (pm)

  • Porpentine, Howling Dogs (2012)
  • Section: More Weird Apocalypses

Week 30

Tuesday, April 18

  • Plenary and small groups:Millenarian movements, imperial orders, and a useable past (skill: historiographical thinking)

Thursday, April 20 (am)

  • Sections: Maji Maji Rebellion (narratives and interpretations)

Thursday, April 20 (pm)

  • Plenary and Section:
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