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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
G - Pre-major, major, or minor are required to take this course graded to be applied to major/minor requirements
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.
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22466 16 40 1200-1320 tr 117 GSH Thorsson C !G
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 2:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 8:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 9:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Add this course
January 10:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 16:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 16:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
March 13:   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.
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