Fall 2008 not offered
This course will examine the prose of two major American writers whose brilliant use of language in exploring race, history, identity, and love are without peer. We will read William Faulkner, discovering the texture of his Yoknapatawpha County, and Toni Morrison, in whose hands the centrality of race in American culture challenges and responds to Faulkner.
The density of language, including dialect, in the texts of the course requires considerable interpretive work by students.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, Sanctuary, Requiem for a Nun, The Hamlet, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved, Paradise
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Students will write two ten-page seminar papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English Department's research seminar requirement for the major.
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