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274GT Race, National Identity and Intellectual Properties (2)

Seminar - 2 hours. Satisfies Advanced Writing Requirement. Drawing upon methods taken from critical race theory, critical/cultural studies, and rhetoric this course will consider the relationships between intellectual property rights regimes and processes of racial and national identity formation in the United States. It will examine how cultural studies and rhetoric theorize law, particularly as a regime which constitutes and is constituted by, politics of identity. The majority of the course will focus on representations and rhetorics of race and national identity in legal, popular cultural and political texts. In particular, it will focus on discourses of postracial creatorship and hyperracial piracy and their connections to US national identity construction and international neocolonial endeavors. Over the course of the semester, students will produce their own paper which engages with a topic on race, national identity and law.

This course was offered:

  • Fall 2016
    • Anjali Vats