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Love and Marriage in Modern Black Fiction
AFAM 318
Spring 2013 not offered
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.
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 OCT-01-2023
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