Fall 2011 not offered
AMST 228, ENGL 228|
What's love got to do with it? Did Sally Hemings love Thomas Jefferson? Scholars have long debated the nature of slavery's immediate and long-term effects on the love lives of African Americans. Some maintain that American slavery completely undermined and effectively destroyed not only the institutions of marriage and family but the morale and mores of bondsmen and women; others insist that slaves found creative ways to be together, love each other, and build enduring intimate relationships and family networks. Drawing on songs, poetry, fiction, and autobiographical and historical writings from the 18th and 19th centuries, this course examines representations of love, intimacy, and marriage in early African American literature.
This course offers a thematic approach to the interpretation of a literature of difference.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
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Short essays and midterm and final exams
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement for the English Major.
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