Spring 2012 not offered
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?
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
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|Examination and Assignments: |
Oral presentations, short essays, and a substantial research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Fulfills the Literatures of Difference and Research Seminar requirements for the English Major and the Research requirement for the African American Studies Major
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