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Paule Marshall
AFAM 110
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 111, FGSS 124

This course is designed to introduce students to one of the most important writers associated with the Black Women Writers Renaissance. Marshall's unique vision is grounded in her experiences as a first-generation Caribbean American woman coming of age during the post-Depression years. Her novels, beginning with BROWN GIRL, BROWNSTONES, explore the inner lives of individuals grappling with societal shifts resulting from migration, Third World independence movements, postcolonialism, and the changing status of women. Marshall's investigations into the idea of the American Dream and the idea of the African diaspora provide opportunities for students to consider crucial questions regarding culture, history, spirituality, values, language, sexuality, and identity.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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