ENGLISH 407 - Topics in Language and Literature
Section: 102 The Southern Novel in Black and White
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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During the middle decades of the Twentieth Century, the American South not only experienced monumental and wrenching social change, but also produced a body of literature of remarkable power and influence. In little more than fifty years, the South went from being an isolated and overwhelmingly rural society, in thrall to an all-encompassing system of racial segregation, to becoming the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, and a landscape of strip malls, booming suburbs, and a haunting, ever-present past. Focusing on a half dozen classic Southern novels, this course will examine how history and literature can illuminate each other, particularly in matters of race and race relations. Readings will include work by Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, James Dickey, and Alice Walker, while in-class lectures will explore the larger social and literary history of a region considered by many to be the nation’s richest literary terrain.

ENGLISH 407 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
MW 11:00AM - 1:00PM
102 (SEM)
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:30AM
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