J. Foster-McKelvia’s Profile

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J. Foster-McKelvia
Department
African American Studies
Office
Office A643 Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 pm-1:30 pm and Wednesday 12 Noon-12:30 PM
Work Phone
718-260-5205

My Courses

Africana Foklore

Africana Foklore

In this course we explore African and African-derived folk traditions and examine how they have been transmitted from Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean. We will see how Africans and people of African descent have created and transformed their various oral, customary and material lore, including folk-tales, folk-art, music and dance, into mechanisms for cultural and physical survival. We will compare and contrast some African folktales with related stories from the Caribbean, North and South America. We will also explore the traditions expressed in music, food, celebrations and other expressions of folk culture.

Black Theatre (OER) Tue/Thu 11:30 am- 12:45 pm

Black Theatre (OER) Tue/Thu 11:30 am- 12:45 pm

This introductory course on African American dramatic literature explores the complex ways in which the black experience is constructed and presented by playwrights. In order to examine who or what informs contemporary Black playwrights, this course is divided into three parts. First, it will include a historical overview of early Black theatre beyond and within the United States. Second, it will analyze how contemporary playwrights have been influenced by Lorraine Hansberry, Leroi Jones, and Ntozake Shange. Third, it will consider the extent to which contemporary Black playwrights use theatre and performance to examine the social and political realities of Africana people. During the semester, students may have an opportunity to experience a theatrical production in New York City.

AFR 1321/D844 MONDAY Black Theatre Spring 2018

AFR 1321/D844 MONDAY Black Theatre Spring 2018

This introductory course on African American dramatic literature explores the complex ways in which the black experience is constructed and presented by playwrights. In order to examine who or what informs contemporary Black playwrights, this course is divided into three parts. First, it will include a historical overview of early Black theatre beyond and within the United States. Second, it will analyze how contemporary playwrights have been influenced by Lorraine Hansberry, Leroi Jones, and Ntozake Shange. Third, it will consider the extent to which contemporary Black playwrights use theatre and performance to examine the social and political realities of Africana people. During the semester, students may have an opportunity to experience a theatrical production in New York City.

Black Theatre Fall 2017

Black Theatre Fall 2017

This introductory course on African American dramatic literature explores the complex ways in which the black experience is constructed and presented by playwrights. In order to examine who or what informs contemporary Black playwrights, this course is divided into three parts. First, it will include a historical overview of early Black theatre beyond and within the United States. Second, it will analyze how contemporary playwrights have been influenced by Lorraine Hansberry, Leroi Jones, and Ntozake Shange. Third, it will consider the extent to which contemporary Black playwrights use theatre and performance to examine the social and political realities of Africana people. During the semester, students may have an opportunity to experience a theatrical production in New York City.

FYLC Fall 2016 Exploring Gender, Race and Culture through Plays and Essays

FYLC Fall 2016 Exploring Gender, Race and Culture through Plays and Essays

Students will read plays and essay with themes in culture, race and gender. They will write response papers, discuss the plays and essays, view and discuss films on the related topics. In ENG 92W, our goal is to become better writers and readers. The focus will be on reading text closely, generating writing ideas, organizing ideas into well-developed essays. We will also focus on sentence structure, word choice, and grammar. In AFR 1321, this introductory course on African American dramatic literature explores the complex ways in which the Black experience is constructed and presented by playwrights. During the semester students may have the opportunity to attend a theatrical production in New York City.

My Projects

OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

The Open Road

The Open Road

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FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

First Year Experience Committee

First Year Experience Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience. The departments involved in the pilot are: African American Studies, Architectural Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology, Dental Hygiene, English, Entertainment Technology, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging.

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