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Black Feminist Critical Theory
ENGL 318
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 293

What is black feminist criticism? Must a black feminist be black and a woman? Once all but ignored as historical subjects and cultural producers, black women have become popular sites of critical investigation. Problematizing the very concept of a "black feminist criticism," this seminar surveys and evaluates the critical/theoretical discourse that has developed around black women writers and their work over the past 35 years. Because this course studies the criticism and theory surrounding a particular body of literature, students should not register for this class unless they have read the works of black women writers such as Harper, Hopkins, Hurston, Fauset, Larsen, Lorde, Walker, Marshall, and Morrison.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [AFAM202 or ENGL240] OR ENGL201
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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