As many of you know by now, the video for Childish Gambinos .docx - As many of you know by now the video for Childish Gambino's song"This Is America

As many of you know by now, the video for Childish Gambinos .docx

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As many of you know by now, the video for Childish Gambino's song "This Is America" became viral instantaneously. Once it reached viral status, here came the cultural critics telling us decidedly all the symbols, connections, and statements the video was making and referencing that we most certainly didn't know ourselves. Childish Gambino references cultural and historical periods, artifacts, and movements for a particular purpose that many, many people have written about. I want you to not only find as many of the articles about this video that you can that do this work, but I also want you to research all the symbols the video references. For your final, I would like you to write a fan fiction of this video, i.e. you will write a piece of short fiction inspired by the video itself. Your main character will be one of the characters depicted in the music video, except Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Within this short fiction, I want you to integrate both the title of the song, as well as all of the lyrics within the text of your fiction itself - don't worry about repeating repeated phrases, every distinct line/sentence will
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  • Fall '16
  • Christopher L. Litten, MA, Ph.D.

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