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Race, Romance, and Reform in 19th-Century African American Women's Writing
ENGL 330
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 325, AMST 234

African American women writers of the 19th- and early 20th centuries created spirited and evocative narratives that shed light on the worlds that they had inherited and the societies of which they were a part. This course focuses on writings by women compelled to tell their own stories such as Nancy Prince and Elizabeth Keckley and women determined to imagine the lives of others such as Ruth Todd, Fannie Barrier Williams, Amelia Johnson, Pauline Hopkins, and Victoria Earle Matthews. We will consider the role of genre for 19th-century women writers of color and discuss the evolving conceptions of romance, reform, and racial uplift.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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