American Studies
American Studies

Ja'nell Ajani


Doctoral Student
Ja'nell Ajani

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Modern and Contemporary Art, Commodification, Cinema and Media Studies, Visual Culture Studies, African-American art and art of the African diaspora, Media and Performance, and Popular Culture

Courses


AMS 311S • From The Mind Of Jordan Peele

31805 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BUR 436A
CDWr

Writer and director Jordan Peele is a light bearer of our fears and social ills unrelenting in his mission to reveal "the complex and deep-rooted dynamics of race in America." This undergraduate seminar approaches Peele's work through an equal and balanced inquiry of his creative process, execution, and business acumen, since starting his company Monkeypaw Productions in 2012.

AMS S311S • The Mind Of Jordan Peele-Wb

79175 • Summer 2021
Meets MTWTHF 3:00PM-4:30PM
Internet; Synchronous
CDWr

This undergraduate seminar is a survey of Jordan Peele’s work—past, present, future including his work on Key and Peele, Get Out, Us, and upcoming productions in the horror genre. We will explore Peele’s creative process and the expansion of his business acumen since he started his company, Monkeypaw Productions in 2012. Students will use both a socio-cultural studies and an intersectional lens to engage fiction and non-fiction works that speak to the multi-layered creative and real-life issues reflected in Peele’s work.

AMS 311S • The Mind Of Jordan Peele-Wb

31525 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
Wr

Writing, reading, and discussion on an American studies topic, with emphasis on the evaluation of information, analytical reading, and critical writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

AMS 311S • The Mind Of Jordan Peele-Wb

30525 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
Wr

Writing, reading, and discussion on an American studies topic, with emphasis on the evaluation of information, analytical reading, and critical writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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