The goal of this exercise is to identify the intellectual problems that motivate research essays.
Estimated time: 30 mins
Due by 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 12th
View the assigned music video (“Monster” by Kanyé West) and read the assigned reading (“Black Monsters/White Corpses: Kanye’s Racialized Gender Politics” by Latoya Peterson).
(As mentioned in class, the music video contains explicit lyrics; therefore, if you prefer, you can watch it with the sound muted since the lesson will focus on the imagery in the video.)
In a comment below, use a few sentences to explain what Peterson observed that motivated her to write her essay. Using a quotation from the text, explain why she thinks writing her essay was important.