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Crossing the Color Line: Racial Passing in American Literature
AMST 279
Spring 2019 not offered
Crosslisting: ENGL 319

Narratives of racial passing have long captivated readers and critics alike for the way in which they provocatively raise questions about the construction, reinforcement, and subversion of racial categories. This course will consider several examples of the "literature of passing" as it has been established as a category within African American literature alongside more ambiguously classified 20th-century narratives of ethnic masquerade and cultural assimilation as a way of exploring how literary and filmic texts invoke, interrogate, and otherwise explore categories of race, gender, class, and sexual identity.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)

Last Updated on JUL-20-2019
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