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Love and Marriage in Modern Black Fiction
AFAM 318
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 352

Much like its Anglo-American counterpart, the African American novel has developed around the marriage plot, with love as its "subject par excellence." This seminar examines the ways in which black writers, from Nella Larsen and Jean Toomer to Alice Walker and Andrea Levy, have appropriated and revised both the genre of the novel and the structure of the marriage plot, often exposing how racism and sexism complicate the marriage convention. We will also explore critically the difference between "literary" and "popular" fiction and what it means that a number of these love stories have found their way to television and film.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
This seminar offers students of American and African American literature the opportunity to apply the techniques of contemporary literary criticism and film theory to the interpretation of contemporary texts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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