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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
Course Data
  ENG 660   Top Black Supernatural 5.00 cr.
Recent offerings include African American Women Writers, Evolutionary Theories and Narrative, Sentimental Novel, V. Deloria and Native American Cultural Values. Repeatable.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Barter FE-mail Office:   320 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1510
Only Open to Majors: English
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  12517 0 15 1615-1745 t 201 CON Barter F M
1815-1945 t 201 CON
Academic Deadlines
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September 27:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 3:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 3:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 4:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 4:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 5:   Add this course
October 7:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 11:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 15:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
December 2:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course will consider African American and Caribbean literature that troubles our notions of the “natural” and the “real.” Exploring narratives of hallucination, prophecy, psychic knowledge, and supernatural phenomena, we will study the ways that Black writers have documented political resistance and claimed Black identity through the language of what we will provisionally call “the supernatural.” Rather than reading the supernatural solely as forms of ghost stories, psychosis, and horror, we will take seriously narratives of hallucination and prophecy in order to unsettle dominant colonial norms of knowledge, literature, consciousness, and sanity. The course is transhistorical, but we will spend significant time in the 19th century before turning to more contemporary fiction. Possible readings include: The Conjure Tales (Chesnutt), Confessions of Nat Turner, “The Mulatto” (Sejour), Blake (Delany), The History of the Carolina Twins (McKoy), Of One Blood (Hopkins), Tell My Horse (Hurston), Louisiana (Brodber), Augustown (Miller), M Archive (Gumbs), short stories by N.K. Jemisin, and critical interventions from scholars of Black feminism, Afrofuturism, and Afropessimism. Possible films include Sorry to Bother You, Daughters of the Dust, and Fast Color.
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