ENGLISH 315 - Women and Literature
Section: 101 Early African American Women Writers
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class satisfies the American Literature and New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we will read a selection of 19th-century writings by African American women writers, along with essays by feminist critics, to historicize and analyze languages about race, gender and femininity in the United States. Many of these women writers remain unknown, despite the literary boom in African American literature. Why is this? What are these texts about? Why do they remain important? We will explore a variety of genres, including novels, short fiction, poetry and autobiography. Course requirements: weekly responses, one collaborative presentation, active participation and a final exam.

ENGLISH 315 - Women and Literature
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
102 (REC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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