Students of Washington University in St. Louis, U.S. now study the course – “Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics”, which would examine the world and life of the iconic, Kanye West.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 75 third-year students have registered for the course.
A professor, Jeffrey McCune, says the course which began this week will focus on the rapper, producer and fashion designer and it will offer a way for students to connect issues of politics, race, gender, sexuality and culture.
The course description read;
“Kanye West As a hip-hop artist Kanye West has had unprecedented impact on the sonic force of music, fashion, politics, and videography. Coupling his controversial moments, with his corpus of musical texts with special focus on sonic production, this course illuminates Mr. West as a case study for interrogating the interplay between fame, gender, sexuality, and race.
“Mostly, we explore how racialized ways of doing iconography, complex ways of seeing, creates a distorted or reductive frame through which we see the black and famous. Nonetheless, the course oscillates with entertaining these nuances, while being entertained by the decade-long catalogue of music and visual imagery.
“Together, we extract the ‘Politics of Mr. West’ in his music and life, while also illuminating the importance of a politics of genius-making in the larger arc of black pop culture tradition,”
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