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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
9 - Low cost (less than $50) for class textbook materials.
Course Data
  ENG 360   African Amer Writers >IP >US 4.00 cr.
Examines the origins and development of African American literature and culture in relevant intellectual, social, and historical contexts.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Thorsson CE-mailHomepage Office:   244 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1473
Not Open to: Freshman
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: sophomore standing.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  16893 0 37 1015-1145 tr 00 REMOTE Thorsson C !9
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 5:   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
In this course, we will study works from the vast body of Black feminist literature. Our texts will be by African American women writers, activists, teachers, and intellectuals and will span the late-nineteenth century to the present. Our readings will be diverse in form and genre, including poetry, fiction, anthologies, manifestos, and scholarly essays from a variety of disciplines. What will unite our readings is their shared investment in Black women's liberation. Authors whose works we may read include Frances Harper, Anna Julia Cooper, Ida B. Wells, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara, Barbara Christian, Audre Lorde, Michelle Wallace, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis. We will read these women's works closely, studying the formal and thematic traits of every text we encounter. We will examine implicit and explicit theories in our readings of the role of literature in the work of liberation. This class requires substantial reading and writing and vigorous participation.

This course satisfies the Core Education requirement in U.S. Difference, Inequality, Agency.

This course counts as upper-division coursework in the English Minor and as upper-division coursework for the English Major in these categories: C-Literature 1789-Present, F-Gender/Ability/Queer Studies/Sexuality, and G-Empire/Race/Ethnicity.
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