"Before the 'Body' there is the 'Flesh'": Reading Hortense Spillers|
This course will introduce students to the major works of the black feminist theorist and literary critic Hortense J. Spillers (b. April 24, 1942), one of the greatest essayists and most gifted intellectuals of our times. While her published writings are legion, Spillers is perhaps best known for her scholarly article titled "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book" (originally published by Diacritics in 1987). In addition to "Mama's Baby," then, together we will read and engage at close range with the essays collected in "Black, White, and in Color" (published by the University of Chicago Press in 2003) in order to reveal the extraordinary complexity and clarity of her thought.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(ENGL)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
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Hortense J. Spillers, BLACK, WHITE, AND IN COLOR: ESSAYS ON AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
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1 in-class Examination, participation in 1 Research Methods Workshop, 1 Prospectus (250 words) and Annotated Bibliography (10 outside sources), Final Presentation of the Prospectus and Annotated Bibliography, and 1 Justificatory Essay (2,500 words and 10 outside sources).
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|Instructor(s): Bertholf,Garry Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 7||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 28||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 7||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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