Winner of the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Toni Morrison is an undeniable literary and cultural force. This course will enable students to explore her entire body of work as well as its impact on modern American culture, particularly concerning issues of race, gender, sexuality, memory and identity.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The whole of this course will center on analysis of Morrison's texts as well as their context, while the writing assignments will prepare students with the experience of taking intellectual claims whether in the forum of an academic paper, creative writing piece or an analytical discussion of said piece.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The Bluest Eye, Plume 2000
Sula, Plume 2002
Song of Solomon, Plume 1987
Tar Baby, Plume 1987
Beloved, Plume 1998
Jazz, Vintage 2004
Paradise, Plume 1999
Love, Knopf 2003
A Mercy, Knopf 2008
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Presentation, quizzes, creative writing piece and analysis, formal academic paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance, engagement, punctuality.
This seminar fulfills the English Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the fulfillment of the English Race and Ethnicity Concentration.
|Instructor(s): Wood,Jennifer Piper Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 4||FR: 1|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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