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Spring 2012
Oct 08,2015
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This course will explore the writings of African American women, also including African women of the Diaspora. We will explore works in a range of genres, starting in the 1700s with Phillis Wheatley's poetry, then moving into 19th century slave narratives, fiction, and essays. We will devote particular attention to the remarkable productivity of women writers from the African Diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries, including authors such as Toni Morrison, June Jordan, Paule Marshall, Alice Walker, Edwidge Danticat, Zora Neale Hurston, and Natasha Trethewey. We will also read samples from the growing tradition of African American feminist literary criticism. Students will be encouraged to consider these texts in the context of the American literary canon, and in the larger context of African Diaspora literature.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Literature Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hum & Culture, MJ-Africana Studies, MJ-AMER-Amer Literature, MJ-AMER-Gender & Sexuality, MJ-AMER-Africian-Amer Stds, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, MJ-LITR-American Literature

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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