Week 13: Last weekly post

Please post your responses to Deleuze & Guattari, Browning, and Levine below.

Reminder: we are meeting offsite tomorrow, check your e-mail for details.

This is your last weekly post, and you have until May 8 to post any missing posts from previous weeks.  Each weekly post is worth 2% of your final grade.

One of the performances that came to mind for me while re-reading the BwO essay:

Xandra Ibarra, “Spic in Ecdysis”

and of course, Barbara Browning’s uke cover of Punk Protest

and the flyer from Jon Greenberg’s funeral


Week 12 Materials and Posts

The documentary about Claressa Shields is required viewing – it can be found by searching “t rex” on netflix.

bonus: a 6 minute mini-doc about 10 year old boxer Jesselyn Silva

Supplemental essays of note:

Tavia Nyong’o’s essay “Racial Kitsch and Black Performance”

Theodor Adorno’s essay “Free Time”

Supplemental Materials to view in class:

Marlén’s Coke Commercial

Tyrieshia Douglas, “Boxing is My Mother and My Father”

Shields’s pro debut

Misty Copeland in conversation with Sally Fields

Claudia Rankine reading from Citizen

Please post weekly responses below.

Week 11 Responses

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Week 10 Responses

Please post your responses to Fleetwood & Nyong’o below.

& some extra materials:
Here’s the sensationalistic article about boxer Queen Underwood that I mentioned last week–we’ll talk about it in class through the lens of the Fleetwood & Nyong’o readings.

The Living Nightmare Quanitta Underwood: A Contender for Olympic Gold and a Survivor

& for a change of tone, an article about two-time olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, written before she became an Olympian by feminist & queer writer Ariel Levy:

A Ring of One’s Own


“The Kiss”

Week 8 film: Live Nude Girls Unite

We have some films coming up on our syllabus.  You are expected to watch the films before coming to class, and you should treat these films as required reading.

Both films, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson(DVD 3872) -week 11– and Live Nude Girls Unite(DVD 27535)week 8–have been placed on reserve at the Avery Fisher Center (which is now located on the 7th floor of Bobst library) for your class, Theories of Movement.  This item can be found (among other ways) by searching the film’s or your course’s name under the Course Reserves tab on BobCat.

Additionally, both films are streaming on Kanopy (which can be reached by NYU students via this link http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276687).  Find “Kanopy,” log in with your nyu id, then search “live nude girls unite.”

Post responses below.