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Color and the Canon: Rethinking American Literary Criticism
AFAM 311
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 311, ENGL 333

Taking inspiration from Toni Morrison's critical monograph PLAYING IN THE DARK: WHITENESS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION, this seminar examines the "Africanist presence" in American literature and assesses the impact of race and gender theory on American literary criticism. What difference do race and gender make? How have thinking and theorizing about race and difference affected the way we read the canon?

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
This seminar offers students of American and African American literature the opportunity to apply the techniques of contemporary literary criticism to the interpretation of canonical texts from two different cultural traditions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

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