Resources for Processing “Get Out”
Whether you’ve seen it or not at this point, “Get Out” is not a piece of media that should be consumed without discussion and reflection.
Get Out Syllabus
Dr. Crystal Boson is currently engaged in constructing a Get Out Syllabus over at The Academic Expat.
“The “Get Out” Syllabus focuses intently on the conversations surrounding White violence, the consumption of Black Bodies, and the erasure of Black Women that the movie elicits. The syllabus is divided into two parts; the first closely examines the historical and cultural violences that made the movie possible. The second section examines the absences and erasures that make sections of the film explicitly more horrifying. My “Get Out” syllabus is in no way meant to be exhaustive or complete. Rather, it is an entry to point to key conversations that must be continued after the movie falls from theatres and our current popular culture attention span.”
—Dr. Crystal Boson
Learn more by visiting the Get Out Syllabus.
More Articles for Processing Get Out
I’m a member of BLKSAP, The Black Student Affairs Professionals group on Facebook, where Alexandria White, a fellow group member shared a collection of articles she found that analyze the film in hopes that they could be used as an educational tool.
As Alexandria’s sharing continued, more people were inspired to share. This last burst contains some additional think pieces for discussion on the film.
If you’ve seen “Get Out”, let me know what you thought of it. If you have additional resources that could be helpful with processing the film, share them in the comments.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones